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'Tis the Season New York

Betsy Pinover Schiff

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No other American city dazzles during the winter holidays like New York, with its magical store windows, larger-than-life street decorations, and brilliant, tree-lit plazas. New York City photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff has gone uptown to Harlem, downtown to the 9/11 Memorial, and to all the boroughs—on foot, by subway, by double-decker bus, and on a tour boat decked with lights and garlands—to capture the city’s creative spirit. Photographed mostly at night, scenes range from Rockefeller Center’s ice rink and a Jewish Festival of Lights ceremony, to a puppet procession and elegantly decorated homes, offering a new, intimate, and heartwarming sense of the city. The book also contains a foreword by New York Times reporter James Barron, quotes from notable New Yorkers, and a map of the image locations. ’Tis the Season New York is a beautiful keepsake of the Big Apple, burnished and bedazzled during the most festive time of the year.

Size: 10" x 8" | 173 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356049

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Betsy Pinover Schiff is a noted photographer of landscape architecture, gardens, and travel destinations whose images were described by the New York Times as “an ambrosial paean to public and private spaces.” This is her fifth book that focuses on New York City. Her photographs have appeared in many other books, magazines, and calendars, and have been the subject of three exhibitions in metropolitan New York and Mexico. Betsy studied photography at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and took master workshops with photographers Jay Maisel and Sam Abell, who had a strong influence on her work. Prior to becoming a photographer, she spent 15 years managing communications for the New York Public Library and promotion for Sotheby’s, and co-directed a gallery in New York City.