The New York Landmarks Conservancy
In partnership with
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York
cordially invites you to:
New York Art Deco: Birds, Beasts & Blooms
With author Eric P. Nash and photographer, Andrew Garn
This will be an in-person and online lecture on October 25th, 6:00 pm
This lecture will be followed by a book signing
Eric Nash and Andrew Garn will discuss their recently published book, New York Art Deco: Birds, Beasts & Blooms, considered to be one of the definitive books on New York Art Deco, exploring Art Deco from the smallest of details to the grandest of buildings.
During their presentation, Mr. Nash and the acclaimed photographer Andrew Garn will share some of these outstanding New York City images. The City is arguably the world’s Art Deco capital, and during the lecture, they will describe some of its striking and still iconic towers that were early expressions of the Art Deco style —most famously the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
Art Deco is drawn in steel, in tile, in brass, in bronze, and in stone upon great buildings and small—and in the details, as so engagingly shown here. Such as the extraordinary Fred F. French Building at 551 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, a treasure house of the form whose ornate lobby is simply stunning. Just some of the other exquisite images include: the Grand Concourse in the Bronx; The New York Telephone Building; the Waldorf Astoria; Rockefeller Center, St, Bartholomew’s Church; and the striking facades of apartment buildings across the city. The lecture will feature the legendary and the little known, through all-new photography by Mr. Garn. The book celebrates Art Deco New York as never seen before.
Andrew Garn is a Fulbright-winning photographer and author of New York by Neighborhood. Eric P. Nash is the author of SoHo New York and was a researcher for the New York Times for twenty-five years, where he wrote more than 100 articles.