Traces the epic story of the struggle to build Penn Station, in a narrative account that describes how the nation's most powerful railroad tackled Tammany Hall corruption, the machinations of labor agitators, and the forces of nature in order to create a tunnel system linking Manhattan, New Jersey, and Long Island.
A compilation of never-before-published images offers a visual study of religion in America as revealed in more than two hundred photographs that capture spiritual images and signs across the country, sharing messages of compassion, joy, sorrow, remorse, spirituality, and more. 10,000 first printing.
A previously unpublished collection of personal and celebrity photographs taken by the pioneering Rat Pack entertainer shares his intimate perspectives on everyday life and classic Hollywood, from a group of children laughing to a baseball game at the Washington Monument.
How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
Traces the creation of a rural Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning and building stages to the residencies of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the years-long process of housing development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth. By the author of The Perfect House. 60,000 first printing.
"A nostalgic collection of photographs accompanied by short essays featuring the well-worn and beloved toys, dolls, and stuffed animals of childhood"—Provided by publisher.
Traces the history of the United States through the words of its people as found engraved on monuments across the country, in a four-part, illustrated volume that includes such sections as "In Praise of Public Lives," "Ordinary Heroes," "Bearing Witness," and "A More Perfect Union." 25,000 first printing.
An award-winning photographer furnishes a rare, behind-the-scenes visual tour of the reclusive Asian nation, documenting life in North Korea, in the militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea, and on South Korea's border with the north, along with extended captions and brief essays on the controversial country.
This book documents in words and pictures the sound and light environments created by the Boston-area architect and musician Christopher Janney, a pioneer in the field of sound art and interactive architecture. Architecture of the Air shows how Janney transforms plazas, airport walkways, and other anonymous public spaces into intriguing shared events, using motion detectors, lights, colored glass, and carefully selected recorded sounds. Included is "HeartBeat," Janney's groundbreaking collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and a foreword by Beatles producer George Martin.
Spanning more than a century, a compelling collection of then-and-now photographs, selected from the archives of The New York Times, captures the diverse landscapes, people, neighborhoods, landmarks, memorable events, everyday city scenes, and other important facets of New York City.