Sponsored by New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Education. Thursday afternoons, June 29 to August 3. For information and registration, click here.
This follow up course (but you don’t need to have taken the first course to enjoy this one) to New York in the Jazz Age Part I continues our exploration of the brash new style of Art Deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on Manhattan Island from its southern tip to its northern extreme. We begin with a walk downtown through the Financial District; then look at two midtown skyscraper clusters, 42nd Street East to West and the Fabulous Fifties including Rockefeller Center; then we walk the residential skyline along Central Park West; explore Art Deco on the Upper East Side; and, finally, finish our Manhattan odyssey with Washington Heights at the top of the island. The course is taught by Anthony W. Robins, author of New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz-Age Architecture (SUNY Press), to be released June 1st. The course coincides with a new exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum: “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920’s.”