Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront

Elizabeth Albert

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Text by Elizabeth Albert, Bill Cheng, Susan Choi, Elizabeth Ga ney, et al.

ISBN: 9788862085007

'Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront' transports the reader into the extraordinary past and present embedded in New York City’s more than 600 miles of coastline through a stunning selection of rare photographs, history, new fiction, and contemporary art.

Each of ten chapters centers on one of New York City’s lesser-known waterfront spaces: Dead Horse Bay, where the pre-automobile city’s legions of horses once met their maker; Hart Island, New York City’s still-active potter’s field, where over 800,000 of New York City’s unclaimed dead have been laid to rest; Sandy Ground, one of the earliest free black communities in the nation, made prosperous through oystering and strawberry farming.

Elizabeth Albert has written historical texts on each location, setting the stage where history, fiction, and image coalesce into a powerful and haunting experience. 'Silent Beaches' features the work of internationally known and notable contemporary artists, including Joel Meyerowitz, Mary Mattingly, Carrie Mae Weems, Joel Sternfeld, and Spencer Finch. 'Silent Beaches' also contains new fiction by Susan Choi, Nelly Reifler, Ravi Howard, Antoine Wilson, and others.
language:english pages: 128 illustrations: 80 binding: softcover release: July 2016
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