Central Park NYC From Rizzoli


New York’s Central Park needs no introduction, used as the backdrop in countless films, TV series and in literature, some aspect of Olmsted’s and Vaux’s design has been forever etched in our consciousness.

In Central Park NYC: An Architectural View from Rizzoli, Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams share their personal selections from the NYC landmark leading us through a diverse array of the park’s cherished features which are brought to life by the authors’ extensive research, contemporary and archival photographs and maps. However, it is their trademark watercolors that combine realistic technique with historical accuracy (and stand as artworks in their own right), that help this work represent a unique contribution to the subject matter.

Although this book has no intention of being encyclopedic in nature, the dedication to detail found in Central Park NYC will be engaging to both the first time and seasoned park visitor and offers those of us with prior experience the opportunity to revisit Central Park with new insight.

Central Park NYC

The densely planted borders of the park as seen along Central Park South looking east. © Central Park NYC by Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams, Rizzoli New York, 2013


The Central Park Obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. One of my favorite features of the park. © Central Park NYC by Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams, Rizzoli New York, 2013

Joseph Fields