To capture New York in one book is going to take a bit more than your conventional coffee table volume. The New York Book from Gloria Books does this in a 25lb, 756 page tome filled with 33 chapters covering the city's history, architecture, fashion, art, film, and music scene. You'll also find entries from some of New York's most important journalists and pages upon pages of images from photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as photos from the New York photographic archives. What's even more impressive is the Lucite Skyscraper stand that the book is encased in. All in all, its a worthy tribute to the greatest city in the world. Link: $2,500
Assouline's New York by New York pays tribute to one of the greatest cities in the world
A 368 page love letter to the Big Apple.