Murals of New York City

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Written by Glenn Palmer-Smith

Photographs by Joshua McHugh

Introduction by Graydon Carter

Rizzoli Books

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The art and architecture of New York City is unrivaled in its majesty, and this new coffee table volume written by painter and muralist, Glenn Palmer-Smith is the next best thing to standing in front of these astounding works.

The sites here include ones we all know such as Grand Central Terminal (had they not been facing budgetary limitations, the zodiac sky would have been a skylight) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as ones we may not – The Waverly Inn and Garden or the New York State Supreme Court.  Iconic murals such as those at Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall are also here, of course.

The full-colour reproductions which fill these pages are lush and lively, and, in most instances, the closest we will ever get to some of the greatest art work in New York City.  Absolutely one for the library.