The Mythic City: The Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940 by Donald Albrecht
4to. pp. 224. profusely illustrated in b/w. bibliography. index. paperback. [New York]: Museum of the City of New York and Princeton Architectural Press, .
ISBN-10: 1616890150 / ISBN-13: 9781616890155
During the late 1920s and 1930s, as photography was establishing a firmer monopoly on the visual documentation of the built landscape, architectural photographer Samuel H. Gottscho created a now-classic portrait of New York City as the quintessential modern metropolis. Silhouetting Manhattan's new skyscrapers, celebrated buildings—such as theAmerican Radiator Building and Rockefeller Center—and signature skyline with a vision uniquely his own, Gottscho carefully embraced the tenuous line between the documentary and the artistic in photography and shaped a New York City through his lens that was distinctly Gottscho, yet unquestionably New York City.