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Anthony Robins

Anthony Robins

Vice-president Thompson & Columbus, Inc.
Writer, historian, lecturer, and guide, Anthony W. Robins has led countless visitors through New York City and lectured for museums, universities, and private groups around the world. During a 20-year career at the New York Landmarks Commission, he served as Deputy Director of Research and Director of Survey. Robins has taught at Williams College, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, and has been published in The New York Times, New York magazine, Gourmet, Connoisseur, Architectural Record, and Progressive Architecture. His books include Subway Style: 100 Years of Architecture & Design in the New York City Subway; Classics of American Architecture: The World Trade Center; and Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark. His guidebook to Art Deco New York will be published in 2016.

Past Courses

New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco Architecture from Tribeca to the Upper West Side

Through five walking tours, trace the influence of the brash new style of art deco as it transformed 1920s New York City into a modern metropolis.

New York in the Jazz Age, Part II: Art Deco Architecture from Wall Street to Washington Heights

Follow art deco’s impact on Manhattan architecture, from its southern tip to its northern extreme, through a series of walking tours.