Betsy Pinover Schiff on Getting Her Latest Book Published

September 13, 2016

By David Walker


An English-cottage style garden in front of a Brooklyn brownstone is filled with roses, foxgloves, iris and bellflowers. The Monacelli Press liked Pinover Schiff’s initial proposal, but sent her back to photograph more extensively in the city’s outer boroughs to widen the book’s appeal.

Over the past 20 years, photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff has turned variations on her favorite theme into an impressive list of photo books. This fall, The Monacelli Press will publish Sidewalk Gardens of New York, her fifth book, not counting the six others she either contributed to or published privately. She published her first trade book, Gardens in the City,...

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