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Oculus Book Talk: William B. Helmreich and Sam Lubell

Dec 10 6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
This month’s Oculus Book Talk will present two architectural guides for the holiday season: 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

Nov 27 6pm to 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

Nov 14 6pm to 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

Nov 07 6pm to 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

Oct 30 7pm to 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

Oct 09 6pm to 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

Sep 21 6:30pm to 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

Jun 25 6pm to 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

May 14 6pm to 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

Mar 01 6pm to 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

Nov 27 6pm to 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

Oct 10 6pm to 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

Sep 11 6pm to 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

Jun 15 6pm to 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

May 08 6pm to 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

Mar 07 6pm to 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

Feb 13 6pm to 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

Jan 09 6pm to 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

Dec 14 6pm to 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

Nov 09 6pm to 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

Oct 20 6pm to 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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