Roosevelt Island: NYC Art Deco Lecture Thursday


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new york art deco bookRoosevelt Island Library has announced they will host an art deco lecture on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm.

“Art Deco Metropolis: Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York City” will be led by noted architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins.

Mr. Robins is the author of three books on New York City architecture, including New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. A Q & A and a book signing will follow the lecture.

The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, and Rockefeller Center are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments during the 1920s and ‘30s and that shaped the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis.

Coined in the 1960s to describe a style of French decorative arts, Art Deco now refers to design elements ranging from saltcellars to skyscrapers and produced anywhere in the world during the early decades of the 20th century, using abstract, stylized floral, geometric, or streamlined design.

The event, free and open to the public, is the third in the Society’s annual series of Fall Lectures.

The Roosevelt Island Library is located at 524 Main Street.

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