The iconography of Manhattan Island

Author: I.N. Phelps Stokes
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785871799505
Release Date: 1915
Genre: History

The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 compiled from original sources and illustrated by photo-intaglio reproductions of important maps, plans, views, and documents in public and private collections

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015040084454
Release Date: 1998-04
Genre: American literature


Love Fiercely

Author: Jean Zimmerman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151014477
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Documents the Gilded Age love story of an heiress who fought for women's rights and an architect, tracing their upbringings, their pursuits, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015054048460
Release Date: 2004
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Washington s Spies

Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553392593
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

Antique Maps

Author: Carl Moreland
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714829544
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Design

Antique Maps is now firmly established as a definitive reference work. With extensive information on the general historical background, details of all the major map-makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the beginner as well as a mass of precise and clearly organized information for the expert and the serious collector. A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.

Author: Sherman E. Lee
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 0810969084
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Art objects, Chinese

Published to accompany an exhibition in New York City from February 1998, arising from collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and China's Ministry of Culture, this is an exploration of the themes of innovation and transformation during the great eras of Chinese art, from the Neolithic period to the mid-19th century.

The Island At The Center Of The World

Author: Russell Shorto
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400078677
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between Holland governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck that shaped New York's culture and social freedoms. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Street Book

Author: Henry Moscow
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823212750
Release Date: 1990-01
Genre: History

The Street Book contains brief biographical sketches for more than one hundred of Manhattan's well- and lesser-known streets. With photographs, period drawings, and reproductions of old newspapers, The Street Book is a visual treat as well. The detailed topographical maps of Manhattan provide an easy reference for locating streets, and even make it possible to use The Street Book as a walking guide.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher:
ISBN: 193378265X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by publisher.

Art and the Empire City

Author: Catherine Hoover Voorsanger
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870999574
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Art

Presented in conjunction with the September 2000 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, this volume presents the complex story of the proliferation of the arts in New York and the evolution of an increasingly discerning audience for those arts during the antebellum period. Thirteen essays by noted specialists bring new research and insights to bear on a broad range of subjects that offer both historical and cultural contexts and explore the city's development as a nexus for the marketing and display of art, as well as private collecting; landscape painting viewed against the background of tourism; new departures in sculpture, architecture, and printmaking; the birth of photography; New York as a fashion center; shopping for home decorations; changing styles in furniture; and the evolution of the ceramics, glass, and silver industries. The 300-plus works in the exhibition and comparative material are extensively illustrated in color and bandw. Oversize: 9.25x12.25". Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR