When Architecture Could Fashion a Nation: A Lecture on the Architecture of McKim, Mead & White by Professor Mosette Broderick

As America matured in the mid 19th century, the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White provided buildings for a changing society. From wooden houses in the country to regal social clubs in Manhattan, as America transformed itself these architects helped to refine the nation’s idea of beauty.

Many of the Village buildings we walk by and use everyday are fashionable creations of McKim, Mead & White—Washington Square Arch, Judson Memorial Church, and the Tompkins Square Library, to name a few. Learn how this firm helped shape a nation in transition and transformed Manhattan into a budding metropolis.

Mosette Broderick is an architectural historian and Director of the Urban Design and Architecture Studies program as well as the London-based MA program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture in the Department of Art History at NYU. Her recently released book, TRIUMVIRATE: McKim, Mead & White–Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class In America’s Gilded Age, is the inspiration for this lecture and will be availabe for purchase.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
6:30 pm

Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square (at 7th Street)