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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. Fine.

Unusual and dazzling words-and-pictures guide to the great city. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant 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 Traditions". 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. An absolute "must-have" title for New York City and photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. The cultural capital of the Western world. A fine copy. . ISBN 0817460276. $30.00

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