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May 2017
$15 ($10 members )

“New York Art Deco” – Bay area – Book talk and signing

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bellevue Club,
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
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“New York Art Deco: A Guide…” book talk and signing, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California (Oakland).

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$30 ($20 MAS members)

TOUR: Art Deco Central Park West (Itinerary No. 8)

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Information and registration: 212-935-3960. A pleasant stroll along Central Park West for a closer look at the buildings that form Manhattan’s major residential skyline. We’ll see the great twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings – the Century, the Majestic and the El Dorado – and other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living overlooking the park.

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$35

Tour: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (Itinerary No. 3)

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A tour of Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park, sponsored by Untapped Cities.

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$45

Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building,
233 Broadway, New York,
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Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building’s unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases — plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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June 2017
$20 ($10 members of Friends UESHD)

Tour and book signing: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. For information and registration, click here. At the end of the walk, there will be a book sale and signing at the Friends’s office. The Upper East Side—Manhattan’s Gold Coast—maintains an aura of conservative respectability, and perhaps as a result never attracted as much Art Deco flash as its counterpart on the west side of Central Park. Nevertheless, tucked among the Beaux-Arts town houses and sedate neo-Georgian apartment buildings, the neighborhood has some remarkable…

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New York Art Deco: Book talk, signing and walk (from Itinerary No. 9) on the Upper West Side

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book talk, signing and tour on the Upper West Side – “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.”

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“New York Art Deco” – Joint book talk and signing with Jules Stewart at Shakespeare & Co.

June 21 @ 6:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. bookstore,
939 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
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A joint book talk, with Jules Stewart, author of Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s. At Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, details TBA. Jules Stewart’s book charts the social life of New York City during the Jazz Age – everything from high society to organized crime. He and I will talk about our respective takes on New York during that tumultuous decade.

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$30 ($20 MAS members)

TOUR: Downtown Art Deco (Itinerary No. 1)

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Information and registration: 212-935-3960. Towering above the narrow streets of the old Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam are some of the country’s finest zigzag and streamlined delights, glittering pinnacles of Wall Street prosperity, monuments to the high-flying corporations of 1920s banking, oil, and telecommunications. Unrivaled skyscraper designs include Ralph Walker’s Gothic Modern fantasy of the Irving Trust tower and the Art Deco–encrusted Cities Service headquarters, plus some lesser-known jewels in the insurance district…

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$45

Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building,
233 Broadway, New York,
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Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building’s unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases — plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Tour: The great Art Deco Towers of East 42nd Street (from Itinerary No. 5)

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Walking tour of Art Deco architecture (itinerary TBA) in conjunction with the show “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s” at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

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$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 1

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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Book talk and Signing: New York Art Deco

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Skyscraper Museum,
39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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Sponsored by the Skyscraper Museum; free and open to the public. The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center– these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments that during the 1920s and ‘30s helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. In New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s chief architectural language. Following a massive reawakening of interest in them during the 1970s, New York’s Deco buildings today…

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July 2017
$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 2

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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BOOK TALK: “New York Art Deco”

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skyscraper Museum,
39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing at the Skyscraper Museum

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$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 3

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 4

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 5

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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August 2017
$390 for six classes

NYU – Six-session course – New York in the Jazz Age Part II: Art Deco architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights – Session No. 6

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This follow up course 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.

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