New York 1930: Architecture and Urbanism between the Two World Wars
Robert A.M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin, and Thomas Mellins
New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1987
This highly acclaimed volume is the ultimate reference on this period, closely documents the alternately giddy and depressed decades between the two world wars when New York first transformed itself into a skyscraper city. Every important building of the era is described with vital background information and ample archival photographs.