New York’s Art Deco Architecture (Online Event)

Register today to join the Art Deco Society of New York and renowned Art Deco architectural expert, Anthony W. Robins, for an engaging illustrated talk on one of our favorite topics––New York’s stunning Art Deco architecture!

In this web-based presentation—presented through Zoom, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home—Robins will explore how, in New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s chief architectural language. He will also discuss how the 1970s brought a massive reawakening of interest in New York’s Deco buildings, which survive today as prized remnants of a distant yet modern past that still help define the city’s visual identity.

The lecture covers the great skyscrapers of architects Raymond Hood, William Van Alen, and Ralph Walker, including the Daily News, Empire State, Irving Trust, General Electric, American Radiator, Barclay-Vesey and RCA Buildings. It then traces the adaptation of this “skyscraper style” through apartment buildings on the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, airport terminals at LaGuardia, the Central Park West residential skyline, automated midtown parking garages, hotels, department stores, and Radio City Music Hall.

Even though this event will be online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device—as well as a Q&A session with participants, just like the format of our in-person talks.

This talk is at 1:00 p.m. (EST), but it is open to all. One great thing about online events is that you can join us from anywhere. If you’re wide awake in the middle of the night in Australia, would like to enjoy some evening fun in Europe, or would like start your day off with us in California, this is your chance to explore New York’s wonderful Art Deco architecture with ADSNY!

$20











When: Sun., April 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Register today to join the Art Deco Society of New York and renowned Art Deco architectural expert, Anthony W. Robins, for an engaging illustrated talk on one of our favorite topics––New York’s stunning Art Deco architecture!

In this web-based presentation—presented through Zoom, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home—Robins will explore how, in New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s chief architectural language. He will also discuss how the 1970s brought a massive reawakening of interest in New York’s Deco buildings, which survive today as prized remnants of a distant yet modern past that still help define the city’s visual identity.

The lecture covers the great skyscrapers of architects Raymond Hood, William Van Alen, and Ralph Walker, including the Daily News, Empire State, Irving Trust, General Electric, American Radiator, Barclay-Vesey and RCA Buildings. It then traces the adaptation of this “skyscraper style” through apartment buildings on the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, airport terminals at LaGuardia, the Central Park West residential skyline, automated midtown parking garages, hotels, department stores, and Radio City Music Hall.

Even though this event will be online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device—as well as a Q&A session with participants, just like the format of our in-person talks.

This talk is at 1:00 p.m. (EST), but it is open to all. One great thing about online events is that you can join us from anywhere. If you’re wide awake in the middle of the night in Australia, would like to enjoy some evening fun in Europe, or would like start your day off with us in California, this is your chance to explore New York’s wonderful Art Deco architecture with ADSNY!

$20

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