New York Line by Line: From Broadway to the Battery



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In the early '60s, Robinson, a German illustrator, visited New York and documented his trip in his signature style, the self-described "X-ray view," in which he depicts important buildings simultaneously from within and without (instead of showing exactly what was already visible in photographs). Today, with such programs available as Freehand and Illustrator, Robinson is considered a graphics pioneer. From a Greenwich Village restaurant to Chinatown's Mott Street; from a Museum of Modern Art exhibit to takeoffs and landings at Kennedy Airport; and from the Rockefeller Center ice rink to Times Square, New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor Robinson's beautiful and meticulous re-creations. The book also includes updated urban facts.

Foreword by Matteo Pericoli.

About the Author:

Born Werner Kruse, Robinson drew more than 250,000 illustrations during his lifetime. He also created books, in his "X-ray view" style, on Tokyo, Paris, and Moscow. Robinson died in 1994, at the age of 83. Matteo Pericoli is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Manhattan Unfurled.


Robinson (Werner Kruse)

Condition & Attributes

Small bump to lower rear corner otherwise Fine in Near Fine dustjacket


Robinson (Werner Kruse)

Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

13.5 inches
12.25 inches
64 pages
black & white illustrations
pictorial boards