Skyscraper Museum

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30-8:00 pm

Anthony W. Robins Book Talk

New York Art Deco
A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture

SUNY Press, 2017

Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins new walking tour guidebook traces itineraries in Manhattan and across the boroughs. Maps by John Tauranac and color plates by Art Deco photographer Randy Juster enrich the mix. Join Tony for a talk that distills his thirty years experience hunting the urban Art Deco.

A native New Yorker, Anthony W. Robins is the author of books on Grand Central Terminal, the World Trade Center, and the art and architecture of the New York subway system. A popular leader of walking tours all over the city, he specializes in Art Deco, having organized series for many organizations, including the Art Deco Society of New York and the Municipal Art Society. He is the recipient of the 2017 Guiding Spirit Award from the Guides Association of New York City.

The Skyscraper Museum offers 1.5 LUs for AIA Members for this program.

Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees.
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URBAN FABRIC: Building New York’s Garment District

A FREE EXHIBITION at 1411 Broadway, corner of 40th St.

August 5, 2013 – October 31, 2013

Once home to the largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world and more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs, New York’s historic Garment District has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, but remains one of the city’s most authentic neighborhoods. Constructed almost entirely in the boom decade from 1921-1931, the “Art Deco” district contains more than 125 stepped-back “loft” buildings that took the pyramidal forms dictated by the city’s then-new zoning law.

From August 5 through October 31, The Skyscraper Museum is presenting a FREE exhibition on the architecture and urban history of the Garment District in a pop-up space at 1411 Broadway. The installation reprises the exhibition The Skyscraper Museum originated last year in its lower Manhattan gallery. View full record of that exhibit in a virtual format.

The guest curator for the exhibition is Andrew S. Dolkart, the James Marston Fitch Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

For the donation of the retail space at 1411 Broadway, the Museum is grateful to CALLAHAN CAPITAL PARTNERS. For assistance throughout the project, The Skyscraper Museum recognizes the FASHION CENTER BID and its President Barbara Blair Randall.

URBAN FABRIC: Building New York’s Garment District is presented with the generous support of ADAMS & COMPANY, LLC.

The Skyscraper Museum also gratefully acknowledges the support of

URBAN FABRIC was first presented at THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM in lower Manhattan from 7.25.2012 – 2.17.2013. The exhibit was guest-curated by Andrew S. Dolkart, James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University GSAPP.

The Leon Levy Foundation provided major support for the original exhibition.

Installation and graphic design for both the downtown and the Garment District venues were created by COOPER JOSEPH STUDIO.

Thanks to FABRIC CZAR for donating the fabric for the installation.

Urban Fabric is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Urban Fabric is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.…

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