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READ THIS: New York City Landmarks Photographs by Jake Rajs Text by Francis Morrone Our Coverage Sponsored by The Giving Back Foundation

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Whom You Know was founded to identify the excellence we find in Manhattan (and expanded to include excellence everywhere!), and such local excellence is perhaps best exemplified through the wide collection of stunning buildings that punctuate the skyline of our beloved city.  History is so important to a community, and landmark buildings celebrate that.  For those of us that are lucky enough to live here, these buildings featured in these book are like old friends to the person that stops to smell the roses in Manhattan.  For those of you that love to visit, these buildings are undiscovered treasures, some of which that are world icons and some of which are unsung heroes, but all collectively contributing to the architectural diversity and heritage we embrace.  The photography alone is reason to love this book.  If you peruse this work carefully, you'll see that it is photography that has been collected over the years as certainly the present day is not the same as in some of these pictures...which will make you appreciate the evolution and the thought that went into this that much more.

Even if you think you know it all about Landmarks, if you read each description surely you will enhance your knowledge-even Peachy, who has reviewed books on New York Landmarks prior to this one not to mention that she's worked with the Landmarks Conservancy, learned quite a lot.  Did you know the size of the Winter Garden is the same as the Grand Central Concourse area? Those 16 palm trees in a perfect square used to greet her each morning in her banking days...from something as old as Federal Hall to something as new as Ground Zero, every aspect of Manhattan is covered in great detail.  
Do you know how each area of the Morgan library became so successfully connected? We absolutely could go on and on, but hesitate to give you just a list because it's the book itself we want you to read.

Whom You Know Highly Recommends New York City Landmarks 
Photographs by Jake Rajs Text by Francis Morrone


New York City Landmarks
Photographs by Jake Rajs Text by Francis Morrone

ISBN: 9781851496693
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 5.75 in x 7.75 in
Pages: 236
Illustrations: 246 color
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In this book, Jake Rajs' amazing eye has captured seventy-five of New York City's most-celebrated landmarks in ways never seen before. Each image is accompanied by a short text, written by Francis Morrone, offering the full details of the monument - the date built, the location, the architect/designer - as well as a comprehensive history and anecdotal tidbits.

In April 2011 Francis Morrone was named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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Jake Rajs is a New York-based photographer with a career that spans over 30 years. He specializes in commercial and art photography and is best known for stunning and timeless architectural and landscape imagery. He has over fifteen art books currently in print, and his photography has been featured in more than 10,000 publications, including Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Esquire, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, New York, Men's Health and National Geographic. His commercial work includes award winning, global campaigns for clients such as American Express, Nike, AT&T, Ford, Honeywell and the US Army.

Francis Morrone is an author, arts critic, newspaper columnist, literary historian, lecturer, and teacher. His books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, and An Architectural Guidebook to New York City. Morrone wrote the weekly columnAbroad in New York, on New York buildings and history, for the New York Sun. He teaches at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He also regularly leads architectural walking tours of New York City for the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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