Join us for our December Oculus Book Talk, featuring two new guide books: The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William B. Helmreich, and Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA by Sam Lubell.
Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—six-thousand miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked most of Manhattan—721 miles—to write The Manhattan Nobody Knows. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey, this new walking guide captures the unique magic of the island and highlights hundreds of facts, places, and points of interest in every one of Manhattan’s thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, from Marble Hill to the Financial District.
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide is a handy guidebook highlighting the Mid-Century architectural wonders of the East Coast, one of the most fertile and lesser-known regions for the development of this architectural style. It includes 250 must-see Modernist destinations up and down the east coast—from the Canadian border to the southern tip of Florida—all packed in one pocket-sized compendium.
William B. Helmreich, author, The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide
Sam Lubell, author, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA
William B. Helmreich is the author of many books, including The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide and The New York Nobody Knows, which won the Guides Association of New York Award for Outstanding Achievement in Book Writing. He is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and at CUNY Graduate Center.
Sam Lubell is a writer and curator based in New York. He has written several books about architecture for Phaidon, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Monacelli Press. He is a contributing editor at The Architect’s Newspaper and writes for The New York Times, Wallpaper, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and other publications
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