Journalist and author, Will Jones, introduces a comprehensive guide to past and present architecture and urban history of New York City. Organized chronologically and by architectural style, How to Read New York: A Crash Course in Big Apple Architecture surveys and catalogs an exorbitant amount of historic buildings, landmarks and other built environments that are characteristic of New York. In addition, the book also highlights many lesser-known dwellings of architecturally intrigue. Including over 430 cleverly sketched illustrations and line drawings, the book contains a map section that suggests various walking tours throughout the city. The 256-page guidebook will be available through Rizzoli sometime in February of 2012.