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09/16/2021 - 6:00pm


Please join us for an in person event with architect Tom Kligerman in conversation with Dan Rubinstein presenting "As I see it. A life in detours"

About the Book:

  • Presents stories behind the images including exclusive artwork and previously unseen images
  • Endorsed by celebrated interior designer, Kelly Wearstler and Amy Astley, the editor of Architectural Digest
  • QR codes link images to the sites of buildings and evolving video content

“This is the travel photography book for our digital age. Tom's incredible eye for capturing historical detail creates captivating imagery for the ultimate in escapist pleasure.” - Kelly Wearstler, Interior Designer

“A true Renaissance man, Tom shares his vast architectural knowledge, artistic talent, and sense of humor in photographs and watercolors.”
- Amy Astley, editor-in-chief, Architectural Digest


This book is a celebration of the power of the smartphone camera combined with Thomas A. Kligerman's unique eye. Tom is a New York architect who adores travel and the different cultures of the world, recording vibrant details and evocative scenes on his device as he journeys from India to New Mexico, from Beaux-Arts monuments to rustic barns, from ocean to mountaintop.

The images have been curated into dynamic pairs that spark a conversation about the world and the different ways of seeing it. They are accompanied by Tom's reflections, and those of his Instagram followers, in a series of captions, comments and mini essays.

More inspiration from the digital world come in the form of QR codes, used throughout the book to transport readers from the printed page to sites in the online universe, in a magical mystery tour of stimulating experience. Readers will never know what to expect or what they will find.

This book is a child of the pandemic, a time when people could only dream of traveling or relive past experiences, as Tom has done, from his camera roll. It rejoices in both the potential of new media and the physical pleasure given by a beautifully made and structured book, a new take on the notion of armchair travel – exuberant, witty and expert.

About the Author:

Thomas A. Kligerman 
Partner, Ike Kligerman Barkley

Thomas A. Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico, and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley, Tom worked for Robert A. M. Stern Architects and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. He is passionate about the design process, and loves studying and creating architectural models. He serves on the boards of a number of charitable and educational institutions. Tom and his family enjoy summer weekends racing sailboats on the coast of Rhode Island.

About the Guest:
Dan Rubinstein is a writer, editor, and consultant based in New York specializing in design, architecture, art, and culture. He was most recently the Home & Design Director at Departures magazine (Meredith), and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of the biannual design magazine Surface. For more than 20 years in media, he has contributed to a variety of publications, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Monocle, T Magazine, Departures, Architectural Digest, Modern, Cultured, Interior Design, Dwell, Modern, Frame, New York, and others. His first book “This Is Not a House” was published by Rizzoli in 2015. Rubinstein was also a former editor in the interiors department of Condé Nast’s House & Garden

(2003–2006). As a freelance curator, he guest-organized “The Home Front: American Design Now” at the Museum of Arts and Design for three years, which culminated in a physical exhibition titled “After the Museum” in 2013. He has also served as a guest critic and lecturer at design schools such as Parsons, Syracuse University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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