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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2001
I actualy bought this in New York on a recent trip, it was the only book I saw whilst there that captured NY city completely.
What makes it different from any other is that the photos are very artistic & un-tourist like, and some of the quotes are very
interesting, from all sorts of people. Even the shape & format is unusual.
An excellent book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 1999
I received this book as a gift,and have since purchased 5 copies for friends and family. The author over the course of 5 years explores the city of New York using a unique panoramic format and ends up with really unbelievable perspectives of New York and wonderful prints for a book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 1998
Horst Hamann spent around five years photographing New York City with a 6 3/4" X 2 1/4" panaramic camera and published the results in this oddly shaped book. The pictures don't focus on one aspect of New York, as Bernice Abbot did, but rather gives us what seems to be a much more human view of NY. A lot of the images obey the rule of thirds while combining people, personality and pavement into one frame.
A visually stimulating book that not only shows an origional way to photograph architecture, but also provides us with an insight into a view of New York through one photographers eyes.

--SilverD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 1999
I don't want to spend long because I am online, but I received NYV this morning, and it is a fantastic book. Don't think twice about getting it. The quote are fab and the information about the photographer and his techniques is really cool.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2002
Since my trip to New York I have felt deeply attatched to this city and I have searched for the perfect coffee table book of Black and White photography to capture this place.
I thought I had found it here, the pictures are wonderful - but the size is not! The book is tiny! Maybe Amazon should mention the book dimensions - particularly for photography books.
Lovely pictures, but you need a microscope. I'd gladly pay for a larger version but this is the only one, so I sent it back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 1999
I fell in love with New York many years ago and visited for the first time last summer. The photographer's capture of the architecture is outstanding, the accompanying quotes well worth remembering. So, until I return the pages of New York Vertical will keep the memory fresh.
Thanks Horst.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 1998
If you appreciate clean black and white photography, and you love Manhattan, you must buy this. Not only are the photoes great, but so are the quotes. I came across this book in a bookstore, and liked it so much I was willing to pay $93, which made me feel quite guilty. It wasn't until the next day that it occurred to me to check out this website to see if I could get it for less. Of course that was the case, so I will be returning my unopened (it was shrink-wrapped) $93 book to my local bookstore, and re-ordering it through Amazon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 1999
As a photographer who also has captured images of NY in black and white, I can appreciate this most beautiful publication. The meticulously printed duotones should be the standard for all photography books. Congratulations to Horst. Your book has an honored place on my coffee table. And this new, smaller size, makes it much more practical and affordable with little loss of enjoyment from the larger edition.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 18 December 1999
There is an unmistakable purety to black and white photography which this book delightfully demonstrates.To anyone who has never been to New York City,these photographs faithfully reveal the magic of the place and will convince you to visit.For those who have visited,this book will compel you to return.
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on 5 December 1999
We got engaged in New York 3 years ago and wanted to have something to remember our trip by forever. This book was the perfect gift for our 2nd anniversary and it is an essential book for lovers of New York everywhere.
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