Wonder City of the World New York City Travel Posters

Wonder City of the World

New York City Travel Posters

  • ISBN: 9781419774096
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2024


Price: $50.00

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters is a century-spanning visual journey through the world’s most fascinating city as promoted by the top advertisers and artists of poster history.

From the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, Harlem to Coney Island, this iconic art book covers 100 years of how New York City was sold to the world via graphic design. The book’s stunning historic posters feature New York City’s iconic skyline, unique architecture, and the warmth and charms of its individual neighborhoods. With artwork that depicts landmark events that made NYC the capital of style and entertainment, these posters capture and promote the ever-changing, idealized view of the city.

Wonder City of the World features essays from PBS’s Antiques Roadshow star, antiques expert, and author Nicholas D. Lowry alongside co-authors Angelina Lippert, Tim Medland, and Catherine Bindman and design experts Colette Gaiter, Jon Key, Jennifer Rittner, and Michele Washington.

Table of Contents:

  • Early New York Tourism
  • Emblem of a Nation
  • Lady Liberty
  • New York by Rail
  • New York from the Sea
  • The New York World's Fairs
  • New York from the Air
  • Times Square: The Heart of New York
  • Streetscapes & Urban Oases
  • End of an Era

Featured Essays:

  • David Klein’s New York
  • I’ve Seen the Future: Sascha Maurer’s Posters for the 1939 New York World’s Fair
  • Soft Light, Big City: Leslie Ragan’s New York Posters
  • The Enemy is at the Gate of New York: Joseph Pennell’s Wartime Warning

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