Art Deco New York Architecture: Exploring the Jazz-Age Metropolis
Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning
This class explores the brash style of Art Deco New York architecture through two Zoom lectures and two guided walks. The first lecture traces the style’s development and its post-1950s rediscovery and acceptance in New York City, including Landmarks designations. The first walk visits the great midtown skyscrapers of 42nd Street, while the second covers the residential skyline of Central Park West. The final talk, on the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, includes audio clips from architect interviews the instructor conducted. The class schedule brackets the dates of the World Congress on Art Deco, in Miami Beach, which the instructor will be attending and will be referenced in the course. Spring 2023 tuition is $399.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to identify the art deco style in New York buildings
- An understanding of the development of a variety of Manhattan neighborhoods and familiarity with some of the architects active during the period
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
- The curious and creative
- Revised short bio: Author of the award-winning New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz-Age Architecture and vice-president of the Art Deco Society of New York.