Seeing Central Park

The Official Guide Updated and Expanded


An authoritative visual survey of New York City’s Central Park, with new photography and updated tex


ISBN: 9781419742828 Category:

Sara Cedar Miller


For more than 160 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, with more than 42 million visits each year. In Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar Miller takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of art. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a guide through every significant design feature but also a gorgeous gift book.

Since the book was first published in 2009, the Conservancy has completed a number of renovations and opened new areas of the park, including the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Rhododendron Mile, and Dene Slope. This updated edition features these landmarks alongside revised entries and new photography throughout. With its pastoral and picturesque landscapes, roads and paths, bridges, buildings, structures, and sculpture, Central Park is a living museum of superb Victorian decorative arts and landscape design. From the Pond to Harlem Meer, it’s all covered in Seeing Central Park.

Additional information

Weight 639 g
Dimensions 18.7 x 18.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 7 April 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.7 x 18.9 cm
Weight 639 g


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Sara Cedar Miller is the photographer and historian emerita for the Central Park Conservancy.