The Ramble in Central Park
A Wilderness West of Fifth
- For many New Yorkers, Central Park is Manhattan's crown jewel and what makes the city liveable year round
- McCabe's photographs have captured this wooded labyrinth in its off-the-beaten-path glory in its most photogenic seasons
- Perfect tourist souvenir before or after a visit to Central Park and The Ramble
For many New Yorkers, Central Park is Manhattan’s crown jewel and what makes the city liveable year round. For tourists, this urban oasis is a must-see destination on any sightseeing visit. For acclaimed photographer Robert A. McCabe, Central Park is defined by its Ramble-a densely forested 38 acres replete with stunning lake vistas, enormous granite boulders, a canopy of trees, winding paths and streams, and ornate and rustic bridges. McCabe’s photographs in The Ramble in Central Park: A Wilderness West of Fifth have captured this wooded labyrinth in its off-the-beaten-path glory in its most photogenic seasons. The Ramble in Central Park is primarily organised by four regions, supplemented by one large map by Christopher Kaeser of the entire area and four close-ups of each section. The text is a series of essays by writers including The New Yorker’s E. B. White and C. Stevens. Topics cover the history of the park’s creation by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and the failed attempt of Robert Moses to essentially eliminate the Ramble in the 1950s, as well as the Ramble’s 250 species of woodland birds and the area’s remarkable geology and plant life. A compelling introduction by Central Park Conservancy President and Administrator Douglas Blonsky describes the recent renovation and continued protection of the Ramble. This photography book should appeal to nature lovers, bird watchers, and New York residents and visitors alike. It is the perfect tourist souvenir before or after a visit to Central Park and The Ramble.
- Abbeville Press
- 5th Apr 2011
- World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand
- 251 mm x 251 mm
- 144 Pages
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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