Paris-based architectural watercolor artists, Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams published a new book, "Central Park NYC: An Architectural View", an exquisite exploration of Central Park's extraordinary pavilions, memorials, and monuments, sculptures, bridges, and arches, gates and rustic shelters, gardens, lakes, and meers, and a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk in historic photographs and extraordinary watercolors by the authors. The authors also chose archival and contemporary photographs of the most beautiful and beloved structures from the park's 160-year history. Included in the selection is a black-and-white image of Bethesda Terrace and Fountain from this photo blog (see my original blog post). The coffee table book is available at Rizzoli (31 West 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues) and online (amazon.com).
“Tributes to Central Park usually focus on is stunning vistas, but in Central Park NYC the authors explore the park’s multitude of overlooked smaller structures, statues, benches, and bridges. Their original watercolors and photographs and revealing text redefine the coffee table book: More than just pretty pictures to be savored, these images will enrich and deepen the reader’s experience…” ~The New York Times