New York Line by Line by Robinson
  

Synopsis

New York Line by Line by Robinson

In the early '60s, Robinson, a German illustrator, visited New York and documented his trip in his signature style, the self-described X-ray view, in which he depicts important buildings simultaneously from within and without (instead of showing exactly what was already visible in photographs). Today, with such programs available as Freehand and Illustrator, Robinson is considered a graphics pioneer. From a Greenwich Village restaurant to Chinatown's Mott Street; from a Museum of Modern Art exhibit to takeoffs and landings at Kennedy Airport; and from the Rockefeller Center ice rink to Times Square, New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor Robinson's beautiful and meticulous re-creations. The book also includes updated urban facts.

Reviews

-Each work is breathtakingly detailed, at once invoking a -simpler- time in the recent past (there are a few pop-art-ish flairs here and there that signal the decade in which the work was created). But it also tells the eternal story of NYC -- that the city that never sleeps came by that name legitimately: the hustle and bustle apparent in pieces like -Wall Street and The Stock Exchange, --Mott Street - Chinatown- and -The Subway- will seem familiar to tourists and locals alike.- MetroSouce.com -It's an excellent book for fans of all things New York.- Newsday -This beautiful oversized reissue of the 1967 classic might just be the best value in the store right now. Full of immensely detailed line drawings reminiscent of Al Hirschfeld, you can spend an hour looking at each cityscape in the book and still find new details next time you open the book. A delight for kids and adults alike.- Idlewild Books, New York

About the Author

Born Werner Kruse, Robinson drew more than 250,000 illustrations during his lifetime. He also created books, in his X-ray view style, on Tokyo, Paris, and Moscow. Robinson died in 1994, at the age of 83. Matteo Pericoli is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Manhattan Unfurled.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Robinson
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Publisher

Universe Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2009

ISBN

9780789318367


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