Piece of NYC on Your Bookshelf

Magnum Photos is issuing a new edition of its book New York. This book is giant, at 20X14 inches, and comes with its own little case that makes it look like one of the buildings at Rockefeller Center. In this super-limited edition of 25 (no I am not missing a zero), they also include an estate stamped gelatin silver print by Leonard Freed all for the low price of $4000.

What is remarkable about the book is that it is chock full of the best and brightest writers and photographers who have captured my fair city with their wit and eye. The photographers alone include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eve Arnold, David Bailey, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Patrick Demarchelier, Elliott Erwitt, Philippe Halsman, Evelyn Hofer, Annie Leibovitz, Steve McCurry, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Jacob Riis, Jerry Schatzberg, Edward Steichen, Dennis Stock and Weegee. Chapters of the book are by great New York writers Ric Burns, Anthony DeCurtis, Don DeLillo, Paul Goldberger, David Halberstam, Pete Hamill, Michael Kantor, David Remnick, James Sanders, Gay Talese, John Updike, EB White, Colson Whitehead and Tom Wolfe. And like New York City itself, there’s something really grand in just getting all these folks close together.

Publisher: Magnum Photos