A Rare Look Inside the Most Glorious New York City Landmarks

A Rare Look Inside the Most Glorious New York City Landmarks

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Join author Phillip James Dodd as he discusses four of the magnificent buildings included in the book; The Gould Memorial Library, The U.S. Custom House, The Woolworth Building, and the New York Life Insurance Building.

  • Get a rare look inside four magnificent Beaux-Arts landmarks from the Gilded Age.
  • Discover the endearing importance and legacy of famed New York architect Stamford White, and those that followed in his footsteps.
  • Hear about he importance of sculpture, mural painting, and the allied arts in the decoration of these architectural masterpieces.
  • Learn about the New York Life Insurance Building – once the site of the iconic Madison Square Garden and the setting for one of the New York’s most infamous murders.

About the event:

The Gilded Age, also referred to as the American Renaissance, is an era associated with unparalleled growth, technological advancement, prosperity, and cultural change. Spanning from the 1880s to the 1930s it marks the first time that the titans of American finance and industry had more wealth than their European counterparts.

Taking a close look at twenty of the finest buildings in New York City An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City has been painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed over many years. While some of the buildings and monuments that are featured are world renowned landmarks recognizable and accessible to all; others are obscure buildings that history has forgotten.

Set amid the magnificent achievements of an American Renaissance, this is not just an architectural history book. It recounts not only the fascinating stories of some of New York’s most famous and significant landmarks, it also recalls the lives of those that commissioned, designed, and built them. Name’s that – as Julian Fellowes (the acclaimed creator of Downton Abbey) notes in the Foreword – “still reek of money”.

About Phillip James Dodd:

Phillip James Dodd is one of today’s foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he is an alumnus of the prestigious Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London. He moved to America more than twenty years ago, and after training with some of the most recognized classical architecture firms in the country founded his eponymous design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design LLC. Since then he has become one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today, with designs that can be found in Manhattan, Greenwich, Palm Beach, and as far away as Bangalore, India. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on the subject of classical architecture, and is the author of two best-selling books, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design & Craftsmanship (2013) and An Ideal Collaboration (2015). www.pjdbespokedesign.com

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