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May 2017

“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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$10 - $15

"New York Art Deco: A Guide..." book talk and signing, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California (Oakland).

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

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

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

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$35

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

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“New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture” – Book talk, signing, and reception

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 - $25

Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York and SUNY Press; reservations required - click here. Tickets $25 ($20 for ADSNY members), include a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. 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…

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

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35

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

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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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$45

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

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

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10 - $20

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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TOUR: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30 - $50

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York. For information and registration, click here. 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 examples by some of the best architects, including an apartment house by Raymond Hood (built for the owner of the Daily…

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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
$20 - $30

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. Free and open to the public. 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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TOUR: Downtown Art Deco (Itinerary No. 1)

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 - $30

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Information and registration: 212-935-3960 or click here. 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…

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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
$TBA

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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July 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

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

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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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August 2017

SOLD OUT – TOUR: Art Deco on the Upper West Side: Broadway and Riverside Drive (Itinerary No. 9)

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $30

A meandering walk across the upper west tracts of the Upper West Side, from West 85th to 103rd streets, Broadway to Riverside Drive. We see work by such stalwart Manhattan Deco icons as Sugarman & Berger, Boak & Paris, and Harvey Wiley Corbett, as well as architects less well known for their Deco productions, including Emery Roth and Rosario Candela.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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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SOLD OUT – TOUR: Art Deco in Washington Heights (Itinerary No. 11)

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $30

High up on a hill, its streets lined with modest but attractive six-story Art Deco apartment houses, Washington Heights has more in common with West Bronx neighborhoods just across the Harlem River than with the rest of Manhattan. Many of the same architects who worked on the Grand Concourse also designed apartment buildings on or near Fort Washington Avenue - we will see work by Horace Ginsbern, Jacob Felson, Israel Crausman, Miller and Goldhammer, Charles Kreymborg, and H. Herbert Lillien.

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September 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 1

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: Art Deco tour – TriBeCa and Civic Center

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. This tour begins at the edge of the financial district and continues into the Civic Center with the Federal Post Office, a WPA product of the Modern Classic; and three remarkable municipal buildings at the northern tip of the Foley Square courts district: the New York State Building, the Health, Hospitals and Sanitation Building and the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. Star architect…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 2

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: Midtown Art Deco from Beekman Place to Rockefeller Center (Itinerary No. 6)

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

Visit modernistic residences ranging from the fabulously wealthy River House to the more modestly middle-class Southgate apartments to the former Panhellenic Tower. Then two spectacular midtown towers, the former General Electric Building and the Waldorf-Astoria, closing with a brief visit to Rockefeller Center.

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October 2017

NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 3

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 4

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 5

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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SOLD OUT BOOK TALK: “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture”

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing, sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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