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An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City by Phillip Dodd (In-Person Event)

12/07/2021 - 6:00pm


Images Publishing and Rizzoli Bookstore invite you to meet one of the world's foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Phillip James Dodd will be in conversation with radio host Rob Taub about An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City, which details the fascinating stories behind New York's Beaux-Arts buildings and the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them.

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In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 

About the Book

This book, which has been painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed over many years, takes a close look at 20 of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City. While showing public exteriors, its focus is on the lavish interiors that are associated with the opulence of the Gilded Age—often providing a glimpse inside buildings not otherwise viewable to the public. While some of the buildings and monuments featured are world-renowned landmarks recognizable and accessible to all, others are obscure buildings that history has forgotten.

Set amid the magnificent achievements of an American Renaissance, this book recounts not only the fascinating stories of some of New York’s most famous and significant Beaux-Arts landmarks, it also recalls the lives of those who commissioned, designed, and built them. These are some of the most acclaimed architects, artists, and artisans of the day—Daniel Chester French, Cass Gilbert, Charles McKim, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Stanford White—and some of the most prominent millionaires in American history—Henry Clay Frick, Jay Gould, Otto Kahn, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and the ubiquitous Astor and Vanderbilt families.

About the Author

Phillip James Dodd is one of today’s foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he is an alumnus of the prestigious Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London. He moved to America more than twenty years ago, and after training with some of the most recognized classical architecture firms in the country founded his eponymous design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design LLC. Since then he has become one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today, with designs that can be found in Manhattan, Greenwich, Palm Beach, and as far away as Bangalore, India. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on the subject of classical architecture, and is the author of two best-selling books, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design & Craftsmanship (2013) and An Ideal Collaboration (2015).

Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career on television, radio and in movies. He has interviewed everyone from pop stars to presidents, and has written for The Huffington Post, People Magazine, SI/Cauldron, and Newsmax. Rob appeared as Weatherman Russell Carlson on the Onion News Network, was a Fox News Contributor and has hosted numerous radio shows and podcasts. He serves on the board of Foreign Press USA and is a licensed Broker with Douglas Elliman and an Ambassador for Know Diabetes by Heart. He is currently the host of Broadway at The Russian Tea Room on AM970 The Answer.

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