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Upcoming Events

Book Talk by David Freeland: “American Hotel: The Waldorf-Astoria and the Making of a Century”

Thursday, 10/28, 6pm - 7:15pm
The Skyscraper Museum
In American Hotel: The Waldorf-Astoria and the Making of a Century, historian David Freeland recounts the history of not just an American hotel, but, arguably, the American hotel. From the...
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Book Talk: The Future of Modular Architecture

Wednesday, 11/3, 6pm - 7pm
Center for Architecture
David Wallance, FAIA, will present a lecture on his recently published book, The Future of Modular Architecture (Routledge, 2021).  The Future of Modular Architecture presents an unprecedented proposal for mass-customized mid-and high-rise...
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Past Events

Book Talk – Strange Objects, New Solids and Massive Things

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10/7/21, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Join us for an event with Winka Dubbeldam, founding partner of Archi-Tectonics NYC and Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design,...

Posh Portals

9/23/21, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The National Arts Club
“First impressions count” has been the watchword since the first luxury apartment house opened in 1884. Entrance doors and their embellishment set the mood of an apartment building and form...

Who Cares About Energy Codes? Architect’s Guide to NYC’s Carbon Reduction Code

Who Cares About Energy Codes? Architect’s Guide to NYC’s Carbon Reduction Code
7/22/21, 5pm - 7pm
Online and In-Person
Join AIA New York and the Building Energy Exchange for the launch of the BE-Ex Architect Advisory Council’s (AAC) 2020 vision document, Who Cares About Energy Codes? The Architect’s Guide to...

The Seagram Building Construction Ecology

7/20/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
In his new book Unless, Kiel Moe, professor of Architecture at McGill University and author of Empire State & Building, dissects the construction ecology, material geographies, and world-systems of the...

Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital

7/6/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
Historian Katherine Zubovich will discuss her new book Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital, an in-depth history of the Stalinist skyscraper. In the early years of...

Book Talk – 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

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6/24/21, 12pm - 1pm
Webinar
50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright (Rizzoli, 2021) begins with a simple question: What lessons can designers today learn from Frank Lloyd Wright? Unlike books focusing on Wright’s personal life, and equally...

The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City’s Waterfront

6/21/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
Historian, waterfront planner, and activist Ann L. Buttenwieser is the “Floating Pool Lady.” As parks protector Adrian Benepe writes in the description of Buttenwieser’s new book of the same name:...

Book Talk – Drama with David Rockwell and Bruce Mau

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6/7/21, 1pm - 2pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* David Rockwell’s fascination with theater has long informed his built work, which...

Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City

6/1/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
In her new book, Prof. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis applies an archeological lens to the study of the New York buildings. Antiquity in Gotham explores how the language of ancient architecture communicated...

Book Talk – Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke

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5/24/21, 1pm - 2pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Join Sekou Cooke and Mabel O. Wilson in conversation as they explore...

The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race

5/18/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
In her book The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race (JHUP, 2019), Adrienne Brown examines works produced by writers, painters, architects, and laborers who grappled with the early...

Building Brands: Corporations and Modern Architecture

5/11/21, 6pm - 7pm
Online
As the first in-depth book to explore the role of branding in the design of corporate modernism, Building Brands re-tells the stories of four corporate headquarters in the context of...

Book Talk – Gas and Glamour: Roadside Architecture in Los Angeles

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5/10/21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Car Culture and Architectural Advertising in Los Angeles During America’s Golden Age...

McKim Mead and White: The Early Years

4/29/21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Online
Everyone starts somewhere. Even lauded Starchitects like the trio of McKim, Mead & White had to make their way up from someplace. C.F. McKim was raised in a notable Abolitionist...

Book Talk – Names of New York

4/20/21, 5pm - 6pm
Online
Join MAS for a free virtual book talk with author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, who will be joined in conversation by Dylan Thuras (Co-Founder, Atlas Obscura) to discuss his new book, Names...

POSTPONED – Book Talk – 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

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4/19/21, 6pm - 7pm
Webinar
*This event is has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience! A new date will be announced shortly.* 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright (Rizzoli, 2021) begins with a simple...

Race, Gender, and Power in Modernist Design with Kristina Wilson

4/13/21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online
In this virtual talk hosted by DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State, Art History Professor Kristina Wilson will investigate how race and gender influenced—and were influenced by—the development and marketing of midcentury...

Book Talk: Antonin Raymond and Friends

4/7/21, 7pm - 8:30pm
Online
Helena Capkova, PhD, will join us from Japan to present her new book Antonin Raymond in Japan, 1948-1976, a Czech-American architect who helped rebuild Japan after WWII. Antonin Raymond (Reimann) was...

Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect

4/6/21, 6pm - 8pm
Online
Wright and New York turns upside down the conventional notion that Frank Lloyd Wright hated the city, and the city was antagonistic to him. In this illustrated lecture based on...

Book Talk – Radical Architecture of the Future with Beatrice Galilee

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4/5/21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Radical Architecture of the Future (Phaidon, 2020) is an important and fascinating...

UnHealthcare: A Virtual Lecture and Book Signing by Dr. Stephen Klasko

3/25/21, 5pm - 6:30pm
Online
JB&B University is proud to host a virtual lecture and book signing by Dr. Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, President of Thomas Jefferson University, CEO of Jefferson Health, and co-author of...

Book Talk – Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy

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3/16/21, 12pm - 1pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* This program features the author and designer of the recently released book Designing...

The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York

3/10/21, 6pm - 8pm
Online
In The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York, Mariana Mogilevich details a watershed moment when designers, government administrators, and residents sought to remake New York...

POSTPONED: Radical Architecture of the Future: Book Talk with Beatrice Galilee

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2/10/21, 6pm - 7pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* An important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in...

Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate

2/9/21, 6pm - 8pm
Online
In Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America, Amy Finstein reveals the utopian roots of elevated highway designs in the first half of the twentieth...

The Structure of Skyscrapers in America 1871-1900: Their History and Preservation

1/19/21, 6pm - 8pm
Online
In his new book, The Structure of Skyscrapers in America, 1871–1900, historian and structural engineer Donald Friedman presents a thorough history of the development of high-rise buildings, not only in...

Book Talk: The Structure of Skyscrapers in America 1871-1900

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12/11/20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.* In the long-awaited book The Structure of Skyscrapers...

Book Talk: Power at the Roots: Community Gardens, Gentrification, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side, by Miranda Martinez

12/10/20, 6pm - 7pm
Online
Through direct engagement with gardeners, activists, and residents, Dr. Miranda Martinez’s Power at the Roots shows the breadth and diversity of the community gardening movement and how these groups inserted...

Skinny House: A Memoir of Family

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12/10/20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Please join us for a talk with Dr. Julie Seely, author of...

Book Talk: The North Atlantic Cities and the Row House as Fulcrum

12/8/20, 6pm - 7pm
Online
The North Atlantic Cities by Charles B. Duff, which is available for the first time in the United States, is a book about urban development and urban life masquerading as...

Material Transfers: Metaphor, Craft, and Place in Contemporary Architecture

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12/2/20, 1pm - 2pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.* Join us for a book talk with Françoise Astorg...

Three Architects, Three Fairy Tales

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12/1/20, 6pm - 7pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Join authors Andrew Bernheimer and Kate Bernheimer in conversation with Rice + Lipka...

Book Talk – Data Action: Using Data for Public Good

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11/19/20, 6pm - 8pm
Webinar
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* Please join us for a book talk with Sarah Williams as part...

Building Modern to Save America’s Cities: Ed Logue’s Complex Career in Urban Renewal

11/16/20, 6:30pm - 8pm
Online
Edward Logue was both one of the most prominent figures in American urban renewal and one of the post-war era’s most prolific patrons of Modern architecture. Harvard Professor Lizabeth Cohen,...

The Tall (Not) Office Building: Other Uses, Other Issues

10/28/20, 6pm - 8pm
Online
Week 4 pointedly enlarges our focus on urban commercial architecture to examine two lesser-studied types of tall buildings by use: hotels and lofts. Urban historians, A.K, Sandoval-Strausz and Andrew Dolkart,...

Book Talk: Stanford White in Detail

10/27/20, 6pm - 7pm
Online
Nothing defines Stanford White, a partner in the legendary architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, and the master of classical architecture and interior design, as much as his ornamental...

Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave

10/26/20, 6pm - 8pm
Online
In Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave, Lawrence R. Samuel recounts the history of Midtown Manhattan’s “urban Eden.” Created by the innovative developer Fred F. French from 1925 to 1929,...

Michael Murphy Architecture Keynote: Boston Book Festival, “Justice is Beauty”

10/23/20, 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Online
Boston Book Festival Architecture Keynote: Michael Murphy, MASS Design Group “Justice is Beauty” Celebrating the first decade of our work, JUSTICE IS BEAUTY highlights the projects, people, and partnerships that...

Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures

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3/4/20, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for a conversation with the editors of and a few contributors to the new publication Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures (Applied Research...

Reglazing Modernism

Reglazing Modernism: Intervention Strategies for 20th-century Icons by authors Angel Ayon, Uta Pottgiesser, and Nathaniel Richards
2/27/20, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Reglazing Modernism: Intervention Strategies for the Renewal of 20th Century IconsThe extensive use of exterior glazed enclosures is one of the most character defining features of Modern architecture. After decades...

Praxis 15: Bad Architectures

2/12/20, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
The architectural journal Praxis is celebrating the publication of its final issue, “Bad Architectures.” Edited by Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Ashley Schafer, and Irina Verona, the issue features designers and writers...

Bunshaft’s Impact and Legacy: Then and Now

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1/7/20, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
In conjunction with the publication of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism (Yale University Press), author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy with Mary McLeod (Columbia...
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Oculus Book Talk: Millennials in Architecture

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12/17/19, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Almost five years ago, Darius Sollohub collaborated with AIA New York on a seemingly small research project about young architectural professionals. That work has grown into a new book, Millennials in Architecture:...

“How Exhibitions Transformed Architecture” led by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen PHD

12/13/19, 7pm - 9pm
Modulightor
The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce our ‘SpaceMaker Salon Series’ to continue a tradition that grew from Paul Rudolph’s desire to encourage debates about important issues surrounding...

Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice

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9/20/19, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
The field of architectural conservation has grown more globalized, yet much of its focus has centered on the Western world. This event and discussion, based on the book Architectural Conservation...

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

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9/10/19, 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

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6/10/19, 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

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2/26/19, 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

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1/31/19, 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

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1/7/19, 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

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12/10/18, 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

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11/27/18, 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

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11/14/18, 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

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11/7/18, 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

10/30/18, 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

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10/9/18, 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

9/21/18, 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

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6/25/18, 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

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5/14/18, 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

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3/1/18, 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

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11/27/17, 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

10/10/17, 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

9/11/17, 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

6/15/17, 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

5/8/17, 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

3/7/17, 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

2/13/17, 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

1/9/17, 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

12/14/16, 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

11/9/16, 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

10/20/16, 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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