Tuesday, October 18
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book signing to follow
Location: Salmagundi Club, Skylight Gallery, 47 Fifth Avenue at Twelfth Street, New York, NY, 10003

Free and open to the public
Registration required

Join Village Preservation as we host author Bill Hennessey for a book talk all about Fifth Avenue downtown. Held at the historic Salmagundi Club, this book talk will be followed by an opportunity to buy the book and have it signed by the author. 

Bill Hennessey’s Fifth Avenue: From Washington Square to Marcus Garvey Park presents an in-depth exploration of architecture along one of the world’s most iconic streets: New York City’s fabled Fifth Avenue. Through six fact-filled walking tours, this accessible illustrated guide takes readers along the entire length of Fifth Avenue, studying its architecture block by block, building by building, offering the chance to discover exceptional and unusual structures across Greenwich Village, Midtown, the Upper East Side, and Harlem. This talk will focus on the tour of Greenwich Village. 

Heavily illustrated with more than 300 images and practical graphic maps that mark the stops along each route, Fifth Avenue spotlights hundreds of buildings, from familiar tourist destinations to lesser-known gems. Each of the walks offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of architectural styles, from the Beaux-Arts mansions of the turn of the twentieth century to the striking contemporary structures.Highlights also include works by distinguished architects such as Richard Morris Hunt, Stanford White, and Frank Lloyd Wright and contemporary leaders like Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels.

Written as both a fireside and curbside read, this new book is essential for the curious architecture lover touring the New York streets, as well as anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the historic, social, and economic forces that shaped Fifth Avenue’s growth and character. Register today to reserve your seat.

Art historian Bill Hennessey (She/Her) has taught at Vassar College, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Michigan and directed the art museums at each of those institutions. From 1997 to 2014 he was director of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Hennessey is the author of catalogues and articles on a variety of art and design topics, including nineteenth-century architecture and twentieth-century industrial design.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6:00 pm
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