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: Soft Cover
Dimensions: 4½'' x 6½'' x ¼''