• Manhattan: An Island in Focus

    Manhattan: An Island in Focus (Hardback) By (author) Jake Rajs

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    DescriptionNew York has never been more dramatic, romantic, magical, or dazzling than in these 198 color photographs by Jake Rajs, who has captured the city in every mood and in every neighborhood, from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge, from the East River to the Hudson. In a collection of stunning images taken over the course of a decade, Rajs shares a fascination with the city that has earned him praise from Manhattanites and lovers of photography alike. "New York Magazine" called him one of New York's best photographers, and "Modern Photography" described his work as "spectacular." Rajs came to New York from Poland as an eight-year-old in 1960. After a career in painting and sculpture, he transferred his talents to photography, a medium well suited to his exuberant personality. He has photographed locations all over the United States, but his special fondness for New York and confessed attachment to the harbor and the Statue of Liberty give his treatment of the city a special relevance and vitality. Rajs has the ability to see the familiar in a new light, to capture well-known landmark buildings-- the Empire State and Chrysler towers, the World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, the Brooklyn Bridge-- from a previously unexplored angle, as well as to seek out views that have gone unrecorded by others. The occasional device-- capturing the spiral of the Guggenheim Museum and its mirror image in the polished roof of a car, a double exposure with the moon trapped between skyscrapers-- gives his work an inventive dimension beyond mere reportage. Raj's Manhattan is a realm of fantasy and majesty, a manmade island that surpasses the visions of its inhabitants. Tolook at the photographs in "Manhattan: An Island in Focus" is to view the world's greatest city at its best. 198 color illustrations

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    An Island in Focus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jake Rajs
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 349 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 2,030 g
    ISBN 13: 9780847806706
    ISBN 10: 0847806707

    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    DC21: 779.47471
    Thema V1.0: AJC
    Illustrations note
    all colour illustrations
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Imprint name
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Publication date
    01 December 1985
    Publication City/Country
    New York