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New York. Portrait of a City

70Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
Love New York? Of course you do. Now, celebrate all of the city’s charisma, glamour, and grit in our blockbuster collection of New York photography, charting the history and many wonders of the Greatest City in the World. Nearly 600 pages feature the works of photographers like Margaret Bourke-White, Berenice Abbott, Ruth Orkin, and many more.
Hardcover9.8 x 13.4 in.9.00 lb560 pages
“"The book that never stops giving for the city that never sleeps. Leave it to TASCHEN to produce this spectacular homage to an immensely photographic metropolis."”
Globe and Mail
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
New York. Portrait of a City

New York. Portrait of a City


New York Soul

A photographic journey through the history of the world's greatest city

This book presents the epic story of New York on nearly 600 pages of emotional, atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Supplementing this treasure trove of images are over a hundred quotations and references from seminal books, movies, shows, and songs. The city’s fluctuating fortunes are all represented, from the wild nights of the Jazz Age to the hedonistic disco era, from to the grim days of the Depression to the devastation of 9/11 and its aftermath, as its brokenhearted but unbowed citizens picked up the pieces.

New York’s remarkable rise, reinvention, and growth are not just the tale of a city, but the story of a nation, From the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; from the slums of the Lower East Side to the magnificent art deco skyscrapers. The urban beach of Coney Island and the sleaze of Times Square; the vistas of Central Park and the crowds on Fifth Avenue. The streets, the sidewalks, the chaos, the energy, the ethnic diversity, the culture, the fashion, the architecture, the anger, and the complexity of the city are all laid out in this kaleidoscopic book. This is the greatest city in the world after all and great are its extremes, contradictions, and attitude.

More than just a remarkable tribute to the metropolis and its civic, social, and photographic heritage, New York: Portrait of a City pays homage to the indomitable spirit of those who call themselves New Yorkers: full of hope and strength, resolute in their determination to succeed among its glass and granite towers.

Features hundreds of iconic images, sourced from dozens of archives and private collections—many never before published—and the work of over 150 celebrated photographers, including Victor Prevost, Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, Saul Leiter, Esther Bubley, Arnold Newman, William Claxton, Ralph Gibson, Ryan McGinley, Mitch Epstein, Steve Schapiro, Marvin Newman, Joel Meyerowitz, Andreas Feininger, Charles Cushman, Joseph Rodriguez, Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, Jamel Shabazz, Allan Tannenbaum, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Eugene de Salignac, Ruth Orkin, Joel Sternfeld, Keizo Kitajima, and many more.
The editor and author

Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids.

New York. Portrait of a City
Hardcover25 x 34 cm4.08 kg560 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-0514-7

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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81 Ratings

Avis sur New York. Portrait of a City

Michele D.,October 28, 2021
Le livre New York. Portrait of a City est exactement le livre que je recherchais pour un ami amoureux de New York. Merci

Fast Delivery and Well Packed

Bernardo,October 27, 2021
Extremely fast delivery. The book was delivered in really good conditions


Sowas,October 4, 2023
Einmal mehr ein hochkarätiges Buch mit tollen Aufnahmen aus dem Taschen-Verlag. Empfehlenswert und den Preis mehr als Wert!

Ein super Buch über New York

Wolfgang M.,July 8, 2023
Wie der Titel schon sagt, wirklich ein Porträt dieser Stadt mit eben diesen besonderen Fotos, die nur eine solche Metropole hergeben kann. Das Buch ist nicht ganz günstig, allerdings ist es nach meiner Meinung den Preis durchaus wert! Tolle und interessante Fotos mit einer ganze Reihe von Informationen zur Geschichte von New York.

Tolles Buch

Mazel,March 19, 2023
……mit sehr vielen brauchbaren Informationen

Gavin S.,March 2, 2023
Top class quality, arrived on time and exceeded expectations