Karin Ferrari
Rooftop Temples
of New York City

Monochrome photo essay
Paperback, 13 x 21 cm
300 Pages, 275 Images
Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2020
ISBN 978-3-903796-22-5


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Karin Ferrari’s morphology of capitalist architecture unveils New York City’s rooftops as hidden links between the urban and the celestial. Defying what existing architectural theory tells us, this dazzling visual analysis of New York City reintroduces the world’s most famous skyscrapers as platforms for otherworldly activity between the sacred and the profane, the vernacular and the commercial.

The best thing to happen to New York City’s architectural discourse since Ghostbusters.
— The Watchers

The missing chapter in Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York. Finally, Karin Ferrari connects the skyscraper with the celestial. This book unveils the secret temples on top of the world’s most famous towers.
— Guido Bored, Architect/Alchemist

We always knew there must be more to New York’s rooftops than overpriced bars and gaudy penthouses.
— Anonymous Eschatologist