Rosenfeld, Lucy D. and Marina Harrison. Architecture Walks: The Best Outings Near New York City. Rivergate Books (Rutgers University Press). Paperback: 288 pages. $19.99.
Architecture Walks features architectural adventures within a 2-hour drive of New York City. With 288 pages of architectural gems such as the colonial Burlington County Courthouse to Frank Gehry's modern Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, the authors delight the reader with nearly 100 outings that unearths the region's rich architectural history.
The thoughtful layout can help any professional who wants to "get away from it all" find a day trip or weekend adventure just outside of the bustle of downtown Manhattan. As an architect, I appreciate the ample photographs and information on how to contact local tourist bureaus. The only drawback: the book does not contain a single map. Visual representation of each attraction's location in relation to New York City would have aided both locals and travelers in orienting themselves and planning their trips. When using this book, I recommend using a service like Google Maps to plan your route.
Overall, architecture lovers in the New York area or visiting from other parts of the world will find many points of interest in Architecture Walks: The Best Outings Near New York City.
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