New York Deco profiles the architecture of the city during its most stylish and dazzling decades: the 1920s and 30s. During this period, art deco, with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleek lines, replaced the voluptuous beaux arts style that preceded it. New York City landmarks were born of this age - the Chrysler Building, the Empire State, Rockefeller Center, the Carlyle Hotel, the Ziegfield, and the Waldorf Astoria - as well as dozens of lesser known office buildings and apartment blocks. Together, they make the skyline of the Big Apple what it is today. Richard Berenholtz stunning photographs of the finest examples of NYC's art deco architecture will be accompanied by text from writers, artists and personalities of the era, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Willem de Kooning and Ogden Nash among others.
Richard Berenholtz graduated from Columbia university with a masters degree in Architecture and spent the next four years working for I.M.Pei. By 1984 he had become a professional photographer and, in the past 18 years, he has had five photography boks published in five languages: New York New York, New York New York (mini edition), Manhattan Achitecture, Inside New York and panoramic New York. During this time, he has produced one of the most comprehensive collections of Photographs of New York extant.