Monday, June 11, 7 pm – Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces


In his new book, Alex Maclean directs his lens at the rooftops of New York City, showing the great complexity and life of the roofs of New York’s buildings. Depicting not only the city’s famous water towers, but pools, tennis courts, gardens, sunbathers, art, and restaurants up in the air, MacLean’s powerful images give readers a glimpse of a part of the city that usually remains hidden.

MacLean is a photographer, pilot, and the co-author of eight books, including Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point and Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including the American Academy of Rome Prix de Rome.  Meet him on Monday, June 11 at 7 pm at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge.  For more information call 617-491-2220, or visit www.portersquarebooks.com.