New York is one of the most ever-changing and photogenic places in the world. Featuring full-color photographs of well-known landmarks from all five boroughs--from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to South Street Seaport, as well as secret treasures throughout the city--this visual celebration of New York in all of its seasonal splendor is a perfect take-home souvenir for a tourist or a treasured gift for a resident New Yorker. The year begins and ends in winter--ice skaters enjoy Central Park's Wollman Rink, the Christmas tree arrives at Rockefeller Center, pedestrians walk across a snow-covered Brooklyn Bridge. Springtime brings cherry blossoms in Washington Square and a field of tulips in Central Park. In the summer, the paths through Central Park are a popular stroll, and farmers' markets and other outdoor events, such as the Independence Day fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, draw people outside during the warmer months. Autumn brings leaves in vibrant shades of red and orange and makes a carriage ride through Central Park especially beautiful.
About the Author
Charles J. Ziga is principal at Ziga Design, LLC, a design firm specializing in illustrated books and calendars on fine art, natural history, travel, and architecture, as well as the author and photographer of two books on New York: New York Landmarks and On Fifth Avenue.
"What better time than spring for The Seasons of New York, Charles J. Ziga’s ambrosial visual ode to the city? In vivid color, Mr. Ziga, a graphic designer who is the author of two other books of photographs, captures familiar and more inconspicuous vistas of New York’s seasonal rituals. 'The best of New York is free and will leave you with lasting memories,' Mr. Ziga writes, in a timely appreciation for seasoned New Yorkers and newcomers alike." ~The New York Times
"Not merely a collection of postcard snapshots, The Seasons of New York offers an insider’s glimpse of our fabulous metropolis." ~This Week in New York