An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City, written by Phillip James Dodd with photography by Jonathan Wallen, is a sumptuous book on an era – roughly from the 1870s to the 1930s – when New York acquired and displayed its wealth and sophistication with complete confidence. The titans of American finance and industry were patrons of the arts in their private mansions, public institutions, and business establishments. An American Renaissance focuses on twenty of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the city and recalls the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them. Some of the buildings and monuments are world-renowned landmarks, while others are more obscure and seldom visited. The opulence of the Gilded Age is stunningly captured in this oversized and extravagantly illustrated volume.
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An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City
March 14 @ 6:00 pm