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NEW YORKER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARTOONS: A SEMI-SERIOUS A-TO-Z ARCHIVE

This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick. The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 1536 Pages |
$100.00
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GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING: SEX, MURDER, AND MADNESS AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Written by Baatz, Simon
From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city.
February 19, 2019 | Paperback | Mulholland Books | 400 Pages |
$17.99
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DISCO FILES 1973-78: NEW YORK'S UNDERGROUND, WEEK BY WEEK

A new edition of the essential chronicle of disco culture
November 27, 2018 | Paperback | Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) | 474 Pages |
$35.00
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WHAT WOULD MRS. ASTOR DO?: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE MANNERS AND MORES OF THE GILDED AGE

Written by Tichi, Cecelia
A richly illustrated romp with America's Gilded Age leisure class--and those angling to join it Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age. Between 1870 and 1900, the United States' population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ever seen.
November 27, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 352 Pages |
$24.95
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ALL THE NATIONS UNDER HEAVEN: IMMIGRANTS, MIGRANTS, AND THE MAKING OF NEW YORK, REVISED EDITION

Written by Snyder, Robert
First published in 1996, All the Nations Under Heaven has earned praise and a wide readership for its unparalleled chronicle of the role of immigrants and migrants in shaping the history and culture of New York City.
February 12, 2019 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 328 Pages |
$35.00
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LIGHT IN DARK TIMES: THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND ITS UNIVERSITY IN EXILE

Written by Friedlander, Judith
The New School for Social Research opened in 1919 as an act of protest.
February 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 496 Pages |
$40.00
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SENTINEL: THE UNLIKELY ORIGINS OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Written by Viano, Francesca Lidia
The story of the improbable campaign that created America's most enduring monument.
October 22, 2018 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 592 Pages |
$35.00
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DOWNTOWN POP UNDERGROUND: NEW YORK CITY AND THE LITERARY PUNKS, RENEGADE ARTISTS, DIY FILMMAKERS, MAD PLAYWRIGHTS, AND ROCK 'N' ROLL GLITTER QUE

Written by McLeod, Kembrew
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October 23, 2018 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams | 368 Pages |
$27.00
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ONLY IN NEW YORK: AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD'S MOST FASCINATING, FRUSTRATING, AND IRREPRESSIBLE CITY

Written by Roberts, Sam
No one denies that New York City is unique--but what makes it sui generis? Sam Roberts, a longtime city reporter, has puzzled over this in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts for years.
November 6, 2018 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 264 Pages |
$19.95
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CLASSICAL NEW YORK: DISCOVERING GREECE AND ROME IN GOTHAM

Written by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
During the rise of New York from the capital of an upstart nation to a global metropolis, the visual language of Greek and Roman antiquity played a formative role in the development of the city's art and architecture. This compilation of essays offers a survey of diverse reinterpretations of classical forms in some of New York's most iconic buildings, public monuments, and civic spaces.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 304 Pages |
$35.00

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