Tuesday, December 12, 2006


by Emily Barton // Picador

Cover photograph by Gayle Harper
Cover illustration by Steven Noble


I love the much larger original hand colored and tinted lithograph from 1858. It's such an unusual bird's eye view that simulates a wide angle lens of Brooklyn / City of New York / Williamsburg. Before any bridges spanned the East River.

Bird's eye view of the city of New York, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg. 1858. Hand colored and tinted lithograph, 59.6 x 90.1 cm. I.N. Phelps Stokes Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. © The New York Public Library / Art Resource

New-York and environs, from Williamsburgh, 1848. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring ; 51.6 x 82.4 cm. Printer: Sarony & Major. Publisher: Williams & Stevens. © The New York Public Library / Art Resource

New York, from Brooklyn Heights. 1837. Aquatints--Hand-colored. 49.7 x 80.7 cm. © The New York Public Library / Art Resource

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dishonest Dollars

by Terry L. Leap

Art director: Scott Levine // Cornell University Press

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Funny Accent

by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker // Picador

Jacket photograph "Intellectual Couple" 1962 by Inge Morath/Magnum // Mask Drawings by Saul Steinberg

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Empire Rising

by Thomas Kelly // Picador

• The New York Book Show 1st Place Award winner

Cover photograph by Lewis B. Hine //
The New York Public Library Picture Collection

Back cover design by Rob Grom

Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights

by Tama Janowitz // St. Martin's Press

Jacket photograph by Joshua Sheldon.
Starring Sarah K. Delson

We did the photoshoot on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. As we were snapping away, a kid stopped in front of Josh, and told him, "You want to shoot something? Shoot this." He then turned around, pulled down his pants and mooned us. Salutations.