NYCAesthetic Almanac Volume I is a unique look at the diverse beauty in New York City. This illustrated almanac includes art, design, fashion, and literature.
This rare edition is a curated affair that shows the inter-connectivity between the arts produced in New York City – past, present, and future but most importantly it highlights beauty that survives.
Volume I encompasses past, present, and future works from notable figures in New York City art history and people working today. Features include, Hilma af Klint’s stunning exhibition “Paintings for the Future,” at the Guggenheim Museum, Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven (written in the Upper West Side) with illustrations by Edouard Manet, photographs from Berenice Abbott’s series “Changing New York” taken in 1932 matched with photographs in 2018, the music series “The Angel’s Share” performed in the crypts of the Green-Wood Cemetary, Oscar Wilde’s “Philosophy of Dress” (late 1800’s) in between recent fashion photo shoots from up and coming designers Melissa Jade Rogers and Subin Hahn, the poetry of Theodore Schroetter and Mel C. Thompson, photographs from under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge by George Grund, The Bartow Pell Mansion in the Bronx, sculpture by Rodger Stevens, innovative Brooklyn based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, with access to vast archives in the Andy Warhol Foundation for its designs, a history on tattoos, street art, works from The Met, New York Public Library, and much more.