new and hot in New York on the
Creative Hot Line from Polly Guerin
The History Press is pleased to introduce the new title:
The General Society of
Mechanics & Tradesmen
The City Of New York
craftsmen of New York founded The General Society of Mechanics and
Tradesmen in 1785, and the organization's history is aligned with
the city's physical and cultural development. In 1820, The Society
founded its library. It began a lecture series in 1837 and opened
the Mechanics Institute in 1858 to provide free education in the
trades. Prominent New York members included Andrew Carnegie, Peter
Cooper, Abram S. Hewitt and Duncan Phyfe. The Society's educational
programs continue to improve the lives of New Yorkers while
fostering an innovative and inventive spirit. Historian Polly Guerin
presents the distinguished history of this essential New York
About The Author:
Polly Guerin is a former adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute
of Technology in New York and the author of four college textbooks
and two video productions. The General Society of Mechanics and
Tradesmen of the City of New York is her second book for The History
Press. Guerin's features on the decorative arts, antiques,
collectibles and design have appeared in Art & Antiques magazine and
other consumer publications. She also writes on fashion and Art Deco
and is currently the author of four blogs: "Pollytalk from New
York," "Men Remarkable Visonaries," "Women Determined to Succeed"
and "Poetry from the Heart by Polly Guerin." Guerin counts among her
professional memberships -- and is a board member of -- the American
Revolutionary Round Table (ARRT) and the Giulio Gari Foundation, is
a former board member of the Art Deco Society of New York (ADSNY)
and now serves on its Advisory Panel. She is also a member of the
Silurians, the Victorian, Browning and World Ship Societies and the
Navy League. Visit her website at www.pollytalk.com.
The History Press is pleased to present:
Dynasty of New York
Peter Cooper believed that he owed a debt to the city that
had made him a rich man. During the nineteenth century, he
made his fortune in industry and his name in politics, and
he always felt a strong compulsion to give back to New York.
His greatest achievement was the establishment of The Cooper
Union, which allowed students from all walks of life to
study science and art and is still providing those
opportunities today. Cooper instilled this sense of
obligation in his children and his business partner and
son-in-law, Abram Hewitt. Abram�s daughters�remarkable women
ahead of their time�fulfilled their grandfather�s dream of
opening a museum, which became the Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum, today part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Discover this amazing story of wealth and generosity,
politics and integrity and family and community that could
have only unfolded in New York. BOOK AVAILABLE
at local book stores including Barnes & Noble and at
RAINBOW, "Sexuality and Personality Revealed" is a new poetry book
by Polly Guerin, who has lectured and written feature articles in
major magazines about the psychology of color, its healing powers,
mood swings and attitudes. The book contains 30 different
colors in poetic verse with exquisite color designed backgrounds.
Each poem is superimposed on a different color design. Entertaining
and informative, each verse features several stanzas that engages
the reader with its uplifting messages of sexuality and personality
THE PASSIONATE RAINBOW is a wonderful gift
book, as well as, a timeless keepsake for pleasant reading anytime.
To purchase a book contact Polly at
One liner samples include:
RED: Excitement and passion
"Stop pay attention Red Declares, It's drama, energy causes
PINK: A Loveable Hue
"Warm up friendship and true love, Pink comes in like a peaceful
BLUE: America's Favorite
"Blue connects to a noble mind, Virtue, contentment and kind."
ORANGE: Joy and Wisdom
"Orange may lack the passion of red, A luminous interest in life
TANGERINE: OH So Feminine
"A splash of tangerine uplifts, coaxes affection and a kiss."
"Black suggests neither saint or sinner, In the end it's a
PURPLE: Artistry and Wisdom
"Royalty and power is its domain, Sexy, sophistication takes reign."
INDIGO: Intuitive Thinking
"Search for enlightenment at its core, The all-seeing eye knowledge
If you would like to receive
a "free" poem about your favorite color contact Polly and let her
know the color of your desire and she will send it to you by email
or snail mail.
2ND Edition by Polly Guerin, (Fairchild Books, pub. date
8/13/04). Hot off the presses this brand new book provides an
insider's look into how creative presentations impact the sale of
fashion and products. This book is a "must" for any student or
professional interested in learning how creative presentations
utilize visual boards to communicate the soft "sell" message or
introduce new merchandise. Guerin's chapter on fashion show
production is in effect a mini course. New to this edition is
coverage of the home furnishings and toy industries, e-commerce, and
profiles on industry executives.
Available through Barnes & Noble.
ISBN# 1-56367-250-2, Price $80.
For anyone interested in a career as a stylist for stage, screen,
television, celebrities, fashion, magazines or photographers, the
book, The Stylist, by author, Polly Guerin is a 'must have'
In addition to providing an in-depth,
chapter-by-chapter overview of the responsibilities and general
qualifications for the career as STYLIST, the book zeroes in on
specific successful stylists. Among them: Barbara Turk, fashion
stylist; Tricia Sawyer, a make-up artist; Wayne Scot Lucas who
travels with top stars and Rick Ellis, an expert food stylist. The
area of agent-stylist and manager-stylist relationships is also
To order the book, contact the Barnes & Noble bookstore
at the Fashion Institute of Technology, email