Books: Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces

Introduction by Robert Campbell. Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2012Dominique Carré éditeur / Editions La Découverte, Paris 2012Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over large areas of the United States, documenting the landscape from beautiful agricultural patterns to geometric city grids. In his new book, he directs his lens at the rooftops of New York City, showing the great complexity and life of the roofs of New York's buildings. Depicting not only the city's famous water towers, but pools, tennis courts, gardens, sunbathers, art, and restaurants up in the air, MacLean's powerful images give readers a glimpse of a part of the city that usually remains hidden. His photographs leave little doubt about New York City's {quote}green{quote} potential and the belief that improved outdoor spaces above lead to more livable cities below. Maps and captions help the reader to easily locate the photographs, and an essay by Robert Campbell puts MacLean's work into context. Whether you are new to the city native born, this fascinating look at hidden New York will be a revelation.To purchase this book please contact the studio for ordering information or click here. For the French language edition click here, and for the German language edition, click here.Read Reviews for Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces:New York TimesThe Daily MailNew York MagazineThe Slate Book ReviewThe Daily BeastThe IndependentComplexThe Wall Street JournalAlso, read Alex's interview with Life and TimesLimited edition prints of these stunning images are also available, please call or email the studio for more information.
Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces

Introduction by Robert Campbell.  

Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2012 

Dominique Carré éditeur / Editions La Découverte, Paris 2012 

Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over large areas of the United States, documenting the landscape from beautiful agricultural patterns to geometric city grids. In his new book, he directs his lens at the rooftops of New York City, showing the great complexity and life of the roofs of New York's buildings. Depicting not only the city's famous water towers, but pools, tennis courts, gardens, sunbathers, art, and restaurants up in the air, MacLean's powerful images give readers a glimpse of a part of the city that usually remains hidden. His photographs leave little doubt about New York City's "green" potential and the belief that improved outdoor spaces above lead to more livable cities below. Maps and captions help the reader to easily locate the photographs, and an essay by Robert Campbell puts MacLean's work into context. Whether you are new to the city native born, this fascinating look at hidden New York will be a revelation. 

 

To purchase this book please contact the studio for ordering information or click here. For the French language edition click here, and for the German language edition, click here

Read Reviews for Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces: 

New York Times 

The Daily Mail 

New York Magazine 

The Slate Book Review 

The Daily Beast 

The Independent 

Complex 

The Wall Street Journal 

Also, read Alex's interview with  

Life and Times 

 

Limited edition prints of these stunning images are also available, please call or email the studio for more information.