The book An American Renaissance has been painstakingly researched by author Phillip James Dodd and beautifully photographed by Jonathan Wallen. In this talk, Dodd offers us a close up examination of some of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City.
With a foreword by Downton Abbey creator and writer, Julian Fellowes The American Renaissance gives us insight into the buildings we see on screen and in our imaginations when we think about the Gilded Age. The book is part photography coffee table book, part guide, and part historical record of architecture unique to New York City. Its pages are filled with Jonathan Wallen’s full-color photography of landmark exteriors and lavish interiors (often rarely seen), including many archival portrait images of some of the most acclaimed architects, artists, and artisans of the day, and some of the most prominent millionaires in American history
Greenwich Village has a deep history with many of the sites in the book, and author Phillip James Dodd will share some sites from Greenwich Village that did not appear in the book. Beautiful and rare images will be accompanied by Phillip’s stories behind these buildings, their designs, those who lived or worked on them and the impact they had.
Phillip James Dodd is a leading international authority of classical architecture, and as both architect and renowned educator of design, in this book he showcases 20 glorious architectural landmarks across New York City This book recounts not only the fascinating stories of some of New York’s most famous and significant Beaux-Arts buildings, it also recalls the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2023
- 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2023