Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City (Hardcover)
A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that people New York City buildings.
An architectural impulse book, gift-sized and -priced, for those who love finding unknown corners of New York City. This collection of one hundred architectural details features brief introductions and contextual photographs to show the buildings on which the ornaments appear, the addresses, and transportation information.
About the Author
Robert Arthur King FAIA, is an architect, designer, writer, and a teacher at the New York School of Interior Design. He also appears in Stonefaced, a documentary about his photography of overlooked NYC architecture. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design and lives in the Bronx.
With so many historic buildings being torn down, it is important to document these beautiful details of a dying craft. It is a delightful book that will definitely alter the way you see things.
— Gazette & Herald