This is New York Author:M. Sasek Inevitably, M. Sasek, that witty, keen-eyed painter of cities came to New York and now...he presents the pageant of that "largest city in the Western Hemisphere *** full of the Biggest Things." Mr. Sasek pays due homage to all the bigness but, characteristically, he balances them with little shops (a hot dog cart) and little streets....This book... more » is for everybody, New Yorkers, native and adopted, exiles, outlanders, and anyone who appreciates fine pictures.
In his latest colorful big picture book Sasek shows he can do as superbly by an American city as he has done by the European capitals of Paris, London, and Rome...
[All] the exciting sights of New York are pictured and captioned with wit and charm for the delectation of children and adults.
To the gendarmes of Paris, the bobbies and guardsmen of London and the carabinieri of Rome M. Sasek has added the firemen of New York and a policeman or two... His amusing representational pictures...are stiffer and more formal, but it is still a delight to see ourselves as he sees us. It was the firemen and the tall buildings, which he had to twist his neck to see, that struck him first, then the other big things, a few small ones like Greenwich Village's Macdougal Alley, and the fact that you can shop in any language... His first view of New York is more conventional than his views of other cities... Perhaps M. Sasek will make a longer visit, prowl some more and add intimacies of the city to match the little boy he shows so charmingly in this book feeding peanuts to "New York's huge fluffy squirrels.