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Vickers, Graham; Marcangeli, Catherine; Evans, Emily & Other Contributors. NEW YORK CITY TRADITIONS. New York City, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 192 pages. As New.

Unusual and dazzling words-and-pictures guide to the great city. The first and only edition. A charming production by various artists and graphic designers: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with green nylon knot that runs from top to bottom of the book to keep it neatly tied-in. Contributions by various photographers, artists, and writers. Without DJ, as issued. Presents New York City in a breezily and colorfully accessible manner. Part travel guide, part cultural history, part gossip column. All-embracing. Eight contributors tackle various aspects of the city that are "must-knows" to any reader or fan. Nick Harris's contribution on the city's rich cultural history is particularly illuminating. However, all the other contributors have done a great job of telling the fascinating story of the city in words, illustrations, sidebars, captions, and photographs. Divided into eight sections: Architecture, Art, Fashion, Festivals & Religions, Food & Drink, Music, Sports & Leisure, and Theater & Literature. Lavishly illustrated with photographs by such figures as Sheila Metzner, Andy Warhol, and Bruce Weber, to mention only three of the biggest names. Practically everyone who has photographed New York City is represented here and then some. Beautifully assembled by a team of graphic designers and artists. A tour-de-force, worthy of its great subject, the greatest city in the world. A "must-have" title for photography collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. The cultural capital of the world. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0817460276. $30.00

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