Murals of New York City

Glenn Palmer-Smith; Photographed by Joshua McHugh; Introduction by Graydon Carter
228 pages
Color illustrations
10.25 x 12.25 inches

Whether they’re enjoying cocktails at the Carlyle, taking in a show at Lincoln Center, or flying out of LaGuardia Airport's venerable Marine Air Terminal, visitors marvel at the art created for the walls and ceilings of New York City.. Uptown to downtown to the outer boroughs, in bars, hotels, offices, museums, government buildings, and schools, murals have contributed mightily to the identities of the sites they adorn.

Murals of New York City selects more than thirty of the city’s most important, influential, and impressive murals, shows them in color photography, and provides historical and artistic commentary. . Included are leading artists like Chagall, Lichtenstein, and Harding and much-loved works such as Paul César Helleu's sky ceiling in Grand Central Terminal and José María Sert's and Frank Brangwyn's Rockefeller Center murals.