belogolovsky nicknames new york's 100 iconic buildings in DOM architectural guide

belogolovsky nicknames new york's 100 iconic buildings in DOM architectural guide

as part of their architectural guide series, DOM has published ‘new york a critic’s guide to 100 iconic buildings in new york from 1999 to 2020′, written by author vladimir belogolovsky. as a city that has experienced rapid transformation, the book aims to explore how it has changed over the past 20 years by taking at look at the 100 ‘most iconic’ buildings that make up the city. the book also celebrates the numerous international architects, or ‘starchitects’, who have left their mark on the famous skyline.

belogolovsky nicknames new york's 100 iconic buildings in DOM architectural guide

432 park avenue by rafael viñoly

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as the book by DOM examines the 100 distinctive and most recognised structures, belogolovsky also brings a lighter note as he brands each and every building with a unique nickname. from ‘guillotine’ to ‘jenga tower’ the author introduces new york’s con­temporary icons with witty commentary. after the introduction, the book includes a handy ‘list of icons’. the list of buildings, nicknames included, also comprises of a useful system of color-coding, which directs readers to the zone in which it is located.

56 leonard by herzog & de meuron

image © alexander severin



the guide is split up logically by location, with each area given a separate color for ease of use. from manhattan to the bronx, the guide features each zone of new york in great detail. within each chapter, the book documents the iconic buildings that are located within that particular area. when discussing each building, belogolovsky includes a generous amount of detail and beautiful illustrations to bring the text to life. each building also includes the address, how to get there using the public transport system.

the ‘vessel’ by thomas heatherwick

image courtesy of forbes massie / heatherwick studio

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image © DOM publishers



the book is published by DOM in softcover in a handy size of 5.31” by 9.65”. the use of a colored index directs users to their preferred location and with the numerous maps that are included, it couldn’t be easier to plan a trip around the city. with it’s detailed descriptions and quality color pictures, the book makes the perfect companion for any architecture or travel enthusiast. this new york edition is the latest in a long line of architectural guides published by DOM. from aarhus to yerevan, the series offers readers an in-depth exploration and understanding of 100 cities across the globe.



architectural guide: new york: a critic’s guide to 100 iconic buildings in new york from 1999 to 2020 / softcover / 5.31” x 9.65” / 
256 pages / 270 color photos / $42.00 USD / DOM publishers berlin

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