ISBN : 978-2-87868-075-1
• Sumptuously illustrated with careful attention to architectural detail
• Numerous captions to accompany the sketches and paintings
Located at the mouth of the Hudson River and the crossroads of the world, the bustling city of New York blends the grand and the humble in the Western Hemisphere’s greatest melting pot. From the glass and steel skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan to the upscale lofts of Soho, the bohemian chic of Greenwich Village to the urban oasis of Central park, artist Fabrice Moireau captures the frenetic spirit of the Big Apple in vibrant splashes of watercolour.
Fabrice Moireau is a seasoned traveller who frequently brings back from his journeys sketchbooks that are valuable cultural and ethnographic records in themselves. He is particularly interested in the world’s architectural heritage, and in plants and gardens. In his watercolour paintings Moireau seeks to illustrate his fascination with streets and cityscapes by subtly playing with light and shadows.
Moireau is a graduate of the renowned École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris.
Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx, New York. He entered the New York literary scene in 1963 upon publishing two short stories in Commentary. He has written three memoirs about his childhood in Bronx. He is the author of thirty-eight books, including The Isaac Quartet, Metropolis, etc. Charyn currently resides in New York and Paris, where he is Distinguished Professor of Film Studies at the American University.