Animals in Stone

Architectural Sculpture in New York City

Robert Arthur King (Author, New York School of Interior Design)


A delightful collection of creatures that adorn New York City buildings.

Companion to Faces in Stone, this is a gift-sized and attractively priced book for architecture buffs. It features more than one hundred imaginative sculptural details, from the domestic to the fantastic, with a brief introduction and contextual photos to show the building on which each ornament appears, the addresses, and transportation information.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • December 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73286-3
  • 8.5 × 7.4 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Implicitly, King makes a case against the rigid application of modernist dogma to architecture. That the carvings he photographed added depth, visual interest and beauty to their structures was sufficient justification for their existence. Form doesn’t necessarily have to follow function.” — Milwaukee Express

“[E]xcellent books, giving you another way to enjoy the sights, and great presents for architectural students or lovers of New York City.” —

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