Art Deco Metropolis: The Whiz-Bang Buildings of Modern New York

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Art Deco Metropolis:  The Whiz-Bang Buildings of Modern New York
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Art Deco Metropolis: The Whiz-Bang Buildings of Modern New York

Monday, May 6 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. New York’s Deco buildings today survive as prized remnants of a distant yet modern past that still help define the city’s visual identity.

 A native New Yorker and twenty-year veteran of the New York City Landmarks Commission, 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.  He teaches about New York City architecture at New York University and Columbia University, and lectures nationally and internationally.  A popular leader of New York City walking tours (for details please visit www.anthonywrobins.com), he is best known for Art Deco.  He organized the city’s first regularly scheduled series of Art Deco tours, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York.  The Guides      Association of New York City has honored him with the 2017 Guiding Spirit Award.  His latest book, New York Art Deco:  A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture (SUNY Press 2017) won a 2017-2018 “New York City Book Award” from the New York Society Library.  Copies will be available for purchase after the program.

 


The Library will be closing at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 8th.

The Bronxville Library Public Access Computers will be down until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

The Library will be open tomorrow, Thursday March 8th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00  PM with limited service .

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The Library will be open tomorrow, Thursday March 8th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00  PM with limited service .

We will continue our regular hours from 1:00 PM to 9:00  PM.

 

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Bronxville Public Library programs for the afternoon and evening are being cancelled for Tuesday February 12th.

 

The Bronxville Public Library will be closed Sunday, December 31 and Monday January 1, 2017 for the New Years Holiday

 The Library will be closed today, Tuesday, February 12,2019 due to the inclement weather

The Library will open tomorrow, Monday, March 4th at 11:30 am due to the impending storm.

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