Words in Place: Architecture and Typography

Register for this Fall 2022 course at the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website for Words in Place: Typography and Architecture Section 1, or  Words in Place: Typography and Architecture Section 2.
Registration for Section 1 (in person)  will end on Thursday, September 15 at 11:59pm EDT to allow time for processing COVID-related requirements. If you want to register after this date, please contact the academic department at sps.all@nyu.edu to determine if an exception can be made.
Words are a very important part of our physical environment—just think of subway or airport signage. There are words emblazoned across all our buildings and monuments. This course looks at the intersection of typography and architecture. We'll look at how the history of typography relates to the history of architecture, at lettering and inscriptions on buildings, and at architects who were also typographers and book designers. We'll see the ubiquity—and, often, the beauty—of words in our environment, as we cover all of history but focus on New York in what will be an eye-opening course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289. Fall 2022 tuition is $559.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the significance of typography in designing buildings and monuments
  • Familiarity with important architects who were also typographers and book designers
  • New knowledge about familiar buildings and monuments in New York City and beyond

Ideal for

  • Architecture enthusiasts
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.