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Building Great Schools for a Great City Book Launch: Honoring Work by the SCA

Tuesday, 9/10, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join AIA New York in honoring the New York City School Construction Authority’s (SCA) 30 years of work building and modernizing public school buildings. Lorraine Grillo, the Authority’s President and...

Oculus Book Talk: Palaces for the People

Monday, 6/10, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg will discuss his latest work,Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Penguin Random House, 2018). In Palaces...

Oculus Book Talk – Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Tuesday, 2/26, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Eminent sociologist Richard Sennett will discuss his latest book, Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) in the latest Oculus Book Talk. In this sweeping...

Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Edward E. Boynton House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908, Rochester, New York. Photo: Kim Bixler.
Thursday, 1/31, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, New York, from 1977 to 1994.  In her multi-media presentation, Kim recounts the joys and pitfalls...
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Oculus Book Talk: The Man in the Glass House

Monday, 1/7, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us for our January Oculus Book Talk on The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century (Little, Brown and Company, 2018) with author Mark Lamster in conversation...

Oculus Book Talk: William B. Helmreich and Sam Lubell

Monday, 12/10, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us for our December Oculus Book Talk, featuring two new guide books: The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William B. Helmreich, and Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel...

Oculus Book Talk – Exhibit A: Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture

Tuesday, 11/27, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
How do you exhibit a building, a locality, a city? Exhibit A, the first book to explore the 20th century’s most significant architectural exhibitions, reveals how architecture has pushed the...

Perform: Designing for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, 11/14, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
A performing arts center is one of the most challenging and rewarding buildings an architect can design. It is a landmark building, celebrating its community’s commitment to the arts and...
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Cocktails and Conversations: Book Launch at Porcelanosa

Wednesday, 11/7, 6pm - 9pm
Porcelanosa Showroom
Over the last six years, the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee’s Cocktails and Conversation series has hosted some of architecture’s most interesting and provocative practitioners to discuss what informs their designs....

Makeshift Metropolis

Tuesday, 10/30, 7pm - 8:30pm
Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
In conjunction with Archtober, Van Alen Book Club will read and discuss Witold Rybczynski’s Makeshift Metropolis. Looking back on a long career of thinking and writing about cities, Rybczynski considers...

Oculus Book Talk: Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III

Tuesday, 10/9, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us for a book talk with Martin Filler about his new book in the Makers of Modern Architecture series, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí...

Spaces of Disappearance: The Architecture of Extraordinary Rendition

Friday, 9/21, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
To date, dozens of political histories, participant autobiographies, journalistic accounts, and academic investigations have addressed the many aspects of the War on Terror. Urban Research’s (UR) latest book, Spaces of...

Oculus Book Talk: The Design of Childhood

Monday, 6/25, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
In her new book, The Design of Childhood (Bloomsbury, June 2018) design critic Alexandra Lange investigates the histories of children’s human-made environment at all scales, from objects to landscapes, and...

Oculus Book Talk: The New Landscape Declaration

Monday, 5/14, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
On the 50th anniversary of Ian McHarg’s 1966 “Declaration of Concern,” the Landscape Architecture Foundation convened acclaimed practitioners to ask what the discipline should achieve in the future. These proposals and reflections were captured...

Oculus Book Talk: The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

Thursday, 3/1, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion (Actar, 2017) is an encyclopedia of 202 tools—or “weapons”—used by architects, planners, policy makers, developers, real-estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors in the...

Oculus Book Talk: LAB: Building a Home for Scientists

Monday, 11/27, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us for a discussion of the book LAB: Building a Home for Scientists (Lars Müller Publishers, 2017) by Mark C. Fishman. Fishman will be joined in discussion by architect Toshiko...

Oculus Book Talk: Ethics of the Urban: The City and the Spaces of the Political

Tuesday, 10/10, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us for a discussion of the book Ethics of the Urban: The City and the Spaces of the Political, edited by Mohsen Mostafavi. Ethics of the Urban: The...

Oculus Book Talk: John Yeon Architecture: Building in the Pacific Northwest

Monday, 9/11, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us for a discussion of the books  John Yeon Architecture: Building in the Pacific Northwest and Wright’s Writings: Reflection on Culture and Politics 1894-1959. John Yeon Architecture: Building...

Oculus Book Talk: Welcome to Your World

Thursday, 6/15, 6pm - 8pm
The Center for Architecture
Rescheduled from 6/12/2017 Sarah Williams Goldhagen’s new book, Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, explores how the world around us influences our day to day existence without...

Oculus Book Talk: Magnetic City

Monday, 5/8, 6pm - 8pm
The Center for Architecture
Join us at the Center for Architecture on May 8 to hear Justin Davidson discuss his latest book, Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York! Through seven illustrated walking tours...
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Oculus Book Talk: The Arab City

Tuesday, 3/7, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us at the Center for Architecture for a discussion on the book The Arab City: Architecture and Representation by Amale Andraos. Moving beyond reductive notions of identity, myths of authenticity,...
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Oculus Book Talk: When Ivory Towers Were Black

Monday, 2/13, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us at the Center for Architecture for a discussion of the book When Ivory Towers Were Black: A Story about Race in America’s Cities and Universities by Sharon Egretta Sutton,...
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Oculus Book Talk: Manual of Section

Monday, 1/9, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us at the Center for Architecture on January 9 as Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis discuss their latest book, Manual of Section! What are the varieties of...
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Oculus Book Talk: Never Built New York

Wednesday, 12/14, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us at the Center for Architecture on December 14 to hear Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell discuss their latest book, Never Built New York!   New York towers among world...
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Oculus Book Talk: The Well-Tempered City

Wednesday, 11/9, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join innovative real estate developer and author Jonathan F. P. Rose for this launch of his new book, THE WELL-TEMPERED CITY: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us...

Oculus Book Talk: The Creative Architect

Thursday, 10/20, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us at the Center for Architecture to hear Pierluigi Serraino discuss his latest book, The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study.    From 1958 to 1959, forty of...
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