Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides -- This is the best-researched, best-presented, most comprehensive cultural guide to New York in the English language covering art, history, architecture and archaeology. With background history and detailed, scholarly descriptions of the neighbourhoods, parks, museums, and landmarks that define the Big Apple. Full-colour throughout with detailed maps and diagrams. Includes Blue Guides Recommended dining and accommodation suggestions. Illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details and photographs. -- "Often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth" Daily Telegraph. "Guide books in the grand tradition of thoroughness and objectivity" Georgia Review.