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Reads tagged with “New York”

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

“Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs.”

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Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building Spire: The Story of an Epic Architectural Rivalry
Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building Spire: The Story of an Epic Architectural Rivalry

How an architect’s private rivalry resulted in one of New York City’s most iconic public images.

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Is It Dirty: A Love Letter to New York’s Grit from Frank O’Hara, 1964
Is It Dirty: A Love Letter to New York’s Grit from Frank O’Hara, 1964

“…you don’t refuse to breathe do you…”

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A Visual History of New York City’s Destruction in 200 Years of Fiction
A Visual History of New York City’s Destruction in 200 Years of Fiction

What visions of the magnificent city’s destruction reveal about American ideology and the dominant social issues of each era.

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What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York
What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York

“Just bring your own contents, and you create a sparkle of the highest power.”

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Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939
Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939

“The ivory tower of the artist may be the only stronghold left for human values, cultural treasures, man’s cult of beauty.”

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