With the opening of the next section of the High Line this week we are reminded of the incredible transformation of the High Line from an abandoned relic of 20th Century transportation history to a restorative piece of the urban landscape. There are many sidebars to the story, but perhaps one of the more ironic is that the High Line itself began as part of a project jeopardizing the Upper West Side's very own Riverside...Read More
Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for the Printed Collections.
Last week the New-York Historical Society proudly opened its new installation of Pablo Picasso's "Le Tricorne" drop curtain, formerly located in the hallway of the Four Seasons Restaurant until its removal and conservation late last year. This impressive 20 foot square curtain was commissioned as part of the set design for the Spanish-themed ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le Tricorne), choreographed by...Read More
Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
A reasonable assumption would be that the oldest materials in the New-York Historical Society Library relate to Colonial North America or New York. However, in terms of the book collection, the oldest item actually predates the first North American colonies by over a hundred years. Amongst the rare book collection at N-YHS sits a 1492 imprint of three works by Aristotle: De natura animalium libri novem. De...Read More
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