New York is a city of buildings, and this colorful collection of more than 400 antique hand-painted postcards offers nostalgic panoramic views of some of the city's best-loved vertical structures. Arranged in chronological sequence, these elegant reproductions dating from the end of the nineteenth century through the Second World War illustrate the stylistic and conceptual evolution of the skyscraper. Images of well-known buildings such as the Flatiron Building. Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center are interspersed with lesser-known but equally impressive illustrations of hotels, public houses, churches, academic institutions, bridges and statues as well as some of the city's most bustling intersections -- including Times Square, Coney Island, and Greeley Square.
Carefully researched, and featuring detailed information about each structure and its architect. Not Only Buildings is as informative as it is fascinating, presenting a unique architectural vision of a city that will always be more than the sum of its cement, glass, and steel.