Saturday, January 14, 2006

New York Detail: A Treasury of Ornamental Splendor

This is a beautifully photographed book by Yumiko Kobayashi and Ryo Watanabe. In my opinion I think it lacks sufficient explanations of the multitude of architectural objects present in the photographs. For a slide show I combined some of the book definitions with those found on the illustrated glossary from a Buffalo website. The book uses two buildings to highlight some of the terms, 106 Forsythe Street and 376-80 Lafayette Street. I took pictures of these buildings to supplement the drawings. In this slide show I used Forsythe, on this I used Lafayette. There's a logic for all this.

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