Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Barry Lewis
Details: The French were pioneers of iron and glass construction in the 19th century. By first building shopping gallerias in the early 19th century, then Henri Labrouste’s magnificent iron-framed Saint Genevieve and National Libraries in the midcentury, followed by the celebrated Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais at the century’s end, the French showed us how to “love” metallic construction and embrace its new aesthetic.
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Cost: $44 (members $32)
Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.
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