Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, this expanded and updated edition of Seeing Central Park is not only an authoritative visual survey of New York City’s famous landscape, but also a gorgeous gift book.
For more than 160 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, with more than 42 million visits each year. In Seeing Central Park, photographer and historian Sara Cedar Miller takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of art.
Since the book’s first publication, the Conservancy has completed a number of renovations and opened new areas of the park, including the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Rhododendron Mile, and Dene Slope. This updated edition features these landmarks alongside revised entries and photography throughout. With its pastoral and picturesque landscapes, roads and paths, bridges, buildings, structures, and sculpture, Central Park is a living museum of superb Victorian decorative arts and landscape design. From the Pond to Harlem Meer, it’s all covered in Seeing Central Park.
About the Author
Sara Cedar Miller is the photographer and historian emerita for the Central Park Conservancy.