It has been over ten years since TASCHEN’s original New York[SEARCHREPLACE_113]/em> was published and while much has changed in the Big Apple since then, the city is still bristling with an exciting and eclectic mix of cutting-edge movers and shakers - a fact that is quite perfectly reflected in its interiors. New York has long been a magnet for artistic people, and since Septermber 11, the city has become less money-driven and more creative, with an unprecedented influx of graphic designers, interior designers, artists, gallerists, and collectors. Across the river from Manhattan, trendy, less-expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Williamsburg offer a convenient taste of life just outside the fast lane.
Hand-picked by editor and author Angelika Taschen, this spanking new collection of interiors explores an array of homes as dizzying as the diversity of the New Yorkers themselves. Peek into the apartments of artist Terence Koh, artist and director Julian Schnabel, musician Rufus Wainwright, porn diva Vanessa del Rio, and actress Julianne Moore—among many others—to get an idea of the myriad and marvelous ways New Yorkers love to live.
Peter Webster is a freelance editor and writer specializing in design, architecture, culture, and travel, who has contributed to Interior Design and Travel + Leisure. He is a former editor at Departures, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, and, most recently, editor-in-chief of Absolute magazine. Born in New Zealand, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.