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James Sanders is an architect, designer, and writer in New York City.


Sanders is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and attended the MIT School of Architecture. Since 1985 he has been principal of James Sanders + Associates, an architecture and design firm located in New York City. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship ( Fellows Page, 2006) in 2006 for research on the experience of cities.

Architecture and Urban Design

Mr. Sanders' design work has included public projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Pershing Square Management Association in Los Angeles, and the Parks Council, where he co-designed and co-developed a coordinated series of amenities that restored Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. His residential and commercial work has been featured in Interiors, Oculus, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and Architectural Digest.

Celluloid Skyline

In 2001, Sanders published a noted study on the relationship of the city and film, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies (Knopf, 2001, Bloomsbury UK, 2002), which received an award from the Theatre Library Association in 2002 and was called a "marvellous -- miraculous -- book" by the famed urbanist Jane Jacobs. In 2007, the book became the basis for a large-scale multimedia exhibit in Grand Central Terminal, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Time Warner Cable.

Sanders’ most recent book, Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York, produced with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, with contributions by Martin Scorsese and Nora Ephron, was published by Rizzoli in 2006.

Documentary Films

Sanders co-conceived and co-wrote (with Ric Burns) the award-winning PBS series, A Documentary Film, and its companion volume, New York: An Illustrated History(Knopf, 1999). The eight-part, 17-hour film series chronicles the city's rise from tiny Dutch trading post down through its continuing preeminence as the undisputed economic and cultural capital of the world. The series won several Emmy Awards and a Columbia-Dupont award.

With Burns, Sanders co-wrote Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film , for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Writing in 2007.

Exhibits and Multimedia Projects

Mr. Sanders has created the content and design for several exhibit and multimedia projects, including "Timescapes," the permanent orientation installation at the Museum of the City of New York (created with Local Projects), "Seaport Past and Future," at the South Street Seaport, and the "Celluloid Skyline" website, which was called "the most beautiful website about New York" by Manhattan Users Guide (MUG.com).


Sanders is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Architectural Record, and co-wrote the introduction for New York City’s official bid book for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Total Books: 38
The Blue Jay Factor A Thoroughbred Handicapping Method
2014 - The Blue Jay Factor a Thoroughbred Handicapping Method (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781493158416
ISBN-10: 1493158414
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
2012 - Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico [Springer Series on Environmental Management] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781461425687
ISBN-10: 1461425689
Genres: Science & Math, Law, Engineering & Transportation

Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption
2009 - Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150234507
ISBN-10: 1150234504

Goodbye Public and Private
2009 - Goodbye Public and Private (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781934289976
ISBN-10: 1934289973

Apartheid's Friends The Rise and Fall of South Africa's Secret Service
C International Photo Magazine v 3
2006 - C International Photo Magazine V 3 [Spanish and Japanese Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780954955779
ISBN-10: 0954955773
Genre: Arts & Photography

Apartheid's Friends The Rise and Fall of South African Intelligence
2006 - Apartheid's Friends the Rise and Fall of South African Intelligence (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719563263
ISBN-10: 0719563267

Celluloid Skyline  New York and the Movies
2003 - Celluloid Skyline New York and the Movies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375710278
ISBN-10: 0375710272
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

New York  An Illustrated History
2003 - New York an Illustrated History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375710322
ISBN-10: 0375710329
Genre: History

First Strike  TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America
2003 - First Strike Twa Flight 800 and the Attack on America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780785263548
ISBN-10: 0785263543
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Celluloid Skyline New York and the Movies
2002 - Celluloid Skyline New York and the Movies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747559795
ISBN-10: 0747559791

New York An Illustrated History
2001 - New York an Illustrated History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375709685
ISBN-10: 0375709681
Genre: History

South Africa and the International Media 19721979 A Struggle for Representation
Function of Scripture in Early Jewish and Christian Tradition
1998 - Function of Scripture in Early Jewish and Christian Tradition [Jsnt Supplement Series, 154] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781850758303
ISBN-10: 1850758301

The Downing of TWA Flight 800  Abridged
1997 - The Downing of Twa Flight 800 Abridged (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781882071951
ISBN-10: 1882071956
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Downing of Twa Flight 800
1997 - The Downing of Twa Flight 800 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781882071999
ISBN-10: 1882071999
Genre: Nonfiction

The American Home Advisor
1991 - The American Home Advisor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780824603564
ISBN-10: 0824603567
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Venturer Courageous
1984 - Venturer Courageous (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091546007
ISBN-10: 0091546001
Genre: History

Frontiers of Fear
1980 - Frontiers of Fear (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709184249
ISBN-10: 0709184247

Where Lies the Land
1976 - Where Lies the Land (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709152767
ISBN-10: 0709152760
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fire in the Forest
1975 - Fire in the Forest (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709148210
ISBN-10: 0709148216
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fun and Learning About Chanukah [Fun-In-Learning Series] (Paperback)
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