The New York Public Library: Beaux Arts Landmark Book

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In this revised and updated version of our bestselling and lavishly illustrated NYPL classic, art historian Ingrid Steffensen traces the history of Carrère & Hastings’s architectural masterpiece, including the recent restoration of its monumental marble facade and decorative embellishments—fountains, attic figures, and pediment groups—to their original Beaux-Arts glory.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965, The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is a defining presence in New York City. The building’s exterior ornamentation reflects one of the great artistic collaborations of its era, and every intricate classical detail was hand-carved by artisans trained in old-world techniques. Highlights include the soaring Rose Main Reading Room, one of the largest uncolumned interior spaces in the world; the marble-paneled Celeste Bartos Forum, crowned by a glass and cast-iron dome, and much more.


Author: Ingrid Steffensen

Type: Softcover

Pages: 64

Dimensions: 4½'' x 6½'' x ¼''

Item Number: 9781857597219