Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Barry Lewis
Details: In the years between the end of the Civil War and World War I (1865–1917), America’s nouveau riche mimicked the gilded life of the European aristocracy. If in the early years of that era Americans brought a new definition to bad taste, by the 1880s and ’90s the first generation of professionally trained American architects infused a refreshing spirit of simplicity, functionalism, and innovation into the 400-year-old Renaissance tradition of neo-classicism.
Barry Lewis, the long-time host of a popular walking tour series on PBS, is an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum and specializes in European and American Architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.
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