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  • CFP: Emerging Identities in the Future of Places: Neo-cultures, Place Multi-mediation and Intersubjectivities

    Dates: 08 – 10 Nov, 2018
    How is the development of future places in cities shaping new place-based identities, defined by the intertwined and entangled nature of socio-cultural, technical and spatial practices of people?. Comprehending the resultant complexities of place-related identity demands the need to identify new directions that evolve progressively by embracing a renewed understanding of identity. The proposed book aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach towards unravelling emerging place- related identities that are caught in a labyrinth created by contemporary urban spatialities. By keeping place as the main frame of enquiry, we seek to comprehend the ephemeral nature of ongoing spatial negotiations within the ecology of urban and media practices. We are interested in examining the intertwined and interrelated concepts of culture, place and identity amidst the technology pervaded urban living that is enabling new forms of place-related identities to emerge. The chapters should reflect on the three themes of "Placing Media", "Spatial Representation", and "Identity interrogation".

    In "Placing Media" we seek to explore how numerous forms of media practices and technologies (mobile phones, smart screens, screen projections, etc) adapted and used in the context of our everyday life has brought with them debates and discussions over their socio-spatial and cultural implications in our urban context. Placing Media, investigates these implications of media for rethinking the relationship among users, spaces, information, as well as interfaces and the impact which these reconfigurations have upon culture, place experience and identity. Discourses and debates over socio-cultural and epistemological implications of media practices have begun to attract attention, since it provides new platforms for communication, engagement and making sense of urban environments.

    With media entering the scene at the very moment of perceiving and experiencing places, memories, become de-situated, belonging to shared domains of representation in which individual experiences diffuse, overlap and merge into acts of collective experience of different cultures . In "Spatial representation" we aim to explore the role and nature of contemporary spatial representation in the fluctuating intersubjective terrain nascent with the pervasiveness of media. New forms of representations through citizens lens have emerged from open-ended city-building video games such as SimCity, Cities:Skylines and as well as practitioner-based representations of proposed changes to places - using City Information Modelling (CIM) and other virtual tools for promoting new development / regeneration. The chapters will investigate the how these new spatial representations offer different matrices for neo-cultural identity performances and manifestations.

    In "Identity Interrogation", we aim to explore how new forms of contemporary spatiality interact with neo-cultures to open up new trajectories for understanding emerging (personal and group) identities in cities. For instance, given the accelerating pace of life, and more frequent changes of citizen locations, personal and social relations defined and experienced more through virtual co-implacements, higher levels of home-working and individual startups ? are technology and media platforms steering a paradigm shift in our relational existence and experience in places? The multi-dimensional and multi-layered nature of place-based community relationships in contemporary urban contexts also makes identity negotiating / reconstituting into a restless activity often marked by discordant and/or agreeable spatial complexities. By embracing the notions of complex people-place relationships in  cities evolving as a result of  developing  mediating technologies, the chapters strives to examines how these technologies challenge the ways in which planning, designing and place-related identities can be understood, perceived, engaged and constructed in the contemporary urban contexts and the potential future of places..

    Target Audience
    The book will be of interest to academic (researcher, teacher, students) audiences seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the identity and city in the context of emerging sociotechnical geographies. The main fields include: sociology, media studies, history, psychology, cultural studies, human geography, urban design and planning, architecture, and anthropology. It will also be useful to a number of professionals involved in planning, designing and transforming cities, including: design practitioners, policy makers, urban planners and designers, and architects. The book will be particularly relevant for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students who are engaging in socio-technical analysis of urban practices in cities.

    If you are interested in contributing to the book, please send us an abstract of 300-500 words outlining the proposed paper and containing your main argument(s), your main conceptual and theoretical approaches results (if applicable)and key references, the research themes the proposal fits in. Please also include authors name, current affiliation, and e-mail address

    Please, submit proposals as in Word or pdf format document to lakshmi.rajendran@anglia.ac.uk  and Delle.Odeleye@anglia.ac.uk.

    Submission deadlines and guidelines:

    1 Nov 2017       An abstract of up to 300 words is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    15 Jan 2018      Editors will select chapters on the basis of the following criteria: relevance to the theme and goal of the book, originality of the contribution, theoretical rigour and wealth of the empirical material. All authors of submitted abstracts will be informed about the editorial decision via email.
    31 May 2018    First draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email. Chapters need to be 6000-8000 words in length and written in English. Authors of chapters are responsible for the language and style editing. The guidelines for the editing style, references and bibliography will be sent to authors of selected chapters with the editorial decision.
    1 Aug 2018    Feedback and comments of the 1st review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    30 Sep 2018     Second draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    15 Nov 2018   Feedback and comments of the 2nd review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    24 Dec 2018     Final editing of chapters and book submission.
    Jun/July 2019   Book publication.

    Enquiries
    Please, contact Lakshmi Priya Rajendran (Lakshmi.rajendran@anglia.ac.uk and/or NezHapi Dell? Odeleye (Delle.Odeleye@anglia.ac.uk) if you have any inquiries about the book project.
  • From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories

    Canterbury | Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2018
    Bi-Annual Conference, Centre for European Architecture, Kent School of Architecture (UK)

    From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories

    Cultural landscape refers to landscapes shaped by humans through habitation, cultivation, exploitation and stewardship, and has influenced thinking in other fields, such as architecture. Generally, architecture has been subsumed within cultural landscape itself as a comprehensive spatial continuum. Yet standard architectural histories often analyse buildings as isolated objects, sometimes within the immediate context, but typically with minimal acknowledgement of wider spatial ramifications. However, buildings may become spatial generators, not only in the immediate vicinity, but also at larger geographic scales. ‘Buildings’ in this case include architectural works in the traditional sense, as well as roads, bridges, dams, industrial works, military installations, etc. Such structures have been grouped collectively to represent territories at varying scales.
    In the context of this conference, the term ‘territories’ is appealed to rather than ‘landscape’, for the latter is associated with a given area of the earth’s surface, often aestheticized as a type of giant artefact. Territories by contrast are more abstract, and may even overlap. Discussions in this conference may consider varying territorial scale relationships, beginning with the building, moving to the regional, and even to the global. For example, at the level of architectural detailing, buildings may represent large-scale territories, or obscure others, themselves acting as media conveying messages. How tectonic-geographic relationships are represented may also be considered. Various media, primarily maps but also film and digital technologies have created mental images of territories established by buildings, and are all relevant to these discussions. Geopolitical analysis may provide another means towards understanding how architecture makes territories. Governments are often the primary agents, but not always, for religious and special interest groups have played central roles. Mass tourism and heritage management at national and international levels have reinforced, or contradicted, official government messages. Organisations dedicated to international building heritage, such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) also are implicated in such processes.
    Paper proposals may cover anytime period, continuing into the present. Relevant proposals from all disciplines are welcomed.

    Logistics

    Conference organisers: Dr. David H. Haney, and Dr. Luciano Cardellichio.

    Conference webpage address: https://research.kent.ac.uk/frombuildingtocontinent/

    Paper abstracts: 150-200 words in length.
    Paper abstract submission due date: 15th of January, 2018.
    Paper selection announcement date: 31st of March, 2018.
    Please send paper abstracts as a Word doc (without images): frombuildingtocontinent@kent.ac.uk

    Conference dates: 28th and 29th of June, 2018
    Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK
    Venue: The Cathedral Lodge: https://www.canterburycathedrallodge.org/meeting-and-conference-facilities-in-canterbury/
    Daily Schedule: to be published
    Conference Fee: £140 per person. Includes coffee/tea and refreshments, and buffet lunches on both days.
    To pay the registration fee online, please click here: http://store.kent.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-humanities/school-of-architecture/events/conference-from-building-to-continent-how-architecture-makes-territories

    A conference publication containing selected essays is planned.

    Keynote Speaker Lectures:

    Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton University (US): ‘Maps of monuments and scales of design: Strategic bombing and the postwar international order’.
    Professor Mark Bassin, Södertörn University (Stockholm): ‘Nature as State: Geopolitics and Landscape Monuments’.
    Professor Kenny Cupers, University of Basel: ‘The Earth that Modernism Built’.
    Professor Tullia Iori, The University of Rome Tor Vergata: ‘Engineering the Italian Landscape: the Autostrada del Sole as Territorial Construct for a New Post-War National Identity’.
  • The impact of war on urban landscape: transformations and resilience in European cities (15th-18th centuries)

    Rome | Dates: 29 Aug – 01 Sep, 2018
    Since the dawn of civilization cities had to deal with war effects through destruction, violence and fear. The deep change in artillery after the 14-15th centuries produced new impacts on the urban network and urban environment, far beyond architectural and technical transformations in warfare. In fact urban history, architectural history, military history and archaeology are correlated in this matter.
    Cities and their surrounding fields were affected by material destruction, which got more devastating as the caliber of firearms increased. How did cities recover after attack or war disaster, is the main question of this session. Though destruction was a condition to transform, not only these transformations faced many difficulties but also war scars could be either erased, concealed, exhibited or even simply left. We are interested in observing the traces that armed conflicts left in cities and the mechanisms that civil and military powers developed to recover from them. We aim to discuss these connections over the entire territory, in the framework of periods of conflict, in order to achieve a comparative approach encompassing several European cities, as we are interested in a transnational perspective.
    Historiography drew special attention to urban design solutions and the military engineers capacity to plan physical conditions in order to prepare a city to resist long sieges, including outworks in the surrounding areas, periodically adapted to the changes in the art of war. Yet, what really happened after military campaigns is somehow forgotten. Therefore the focus of this session will considerer both what happened in cities following the war campaigns, and how civil and military authorities proactively prepared the cities for them.

    We especially welcome papers that address (but are not necessarily limited to) the following topics:
    • methodology for the study of the scars of war in a city;
    • financial, management and design plans from city council and military institutions;
    • profile of the people in charge of the rebuilding processes, besides fortification military builders;
    • city council role in post-war cities;
    • nearby productive agricultural fields and water resources protection during war cycles;
    • comparative case-studies between regions or countries.

    Deadline for paper proposals submission: Oct 5, 2017
  • CFP - Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium “Border Crossing” Yale University October 25-27, 2018

    Dates: 25 – 27 Oct, 2018
    Call for Papers Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium
    “Border Crossing”
    Yale University
    October 25-27, 2018


    The 2018 HIAA symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme of “Border Crossing.” Very often the field has been defined as one centered on select regions of the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia, and focusing on traditional media and categories, such as the decorative arts, manuscript studies, and architecture. Less attention has been paid to regions on the so-called peripheries, including, for example, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, or to disciplines that are not often associated with the field, such as film and anthropology. “Border Crossing” is an invitation to rethink the field of Islamic art and architecture by interrogating the ideas of translation, transmission, and transgression that are suggested by the theme. Among the questions that may be asked are: How can this lens help us rethink works that form the “canon” of Islamic art? What is at stake in crossing disciplinary borders? What is lost and what is gained in abandoning traditional academic parameters? What may be learned through literal border crossings, whether they are by conservation authorities or refugees? As the works of several contemporary artists show, border crossings are ultimately ethical positions taken to evince the human condition itself. They thus provide potential to rethink the arts and cultures of the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which we study them today.
    There are three categories of submission: Pre-arranged panels (4 papers and a discussant); individual papers; graduate student papers. Please submit your abstract/s and a brief curriculum vitae to presidentelect.hiaa@gmail.com by September 7, 2017.

    The 2018 Symposium Committee:
    Christiane Gruber
    Yael Rice
    Kishwar Rizvi
    Ünver Rüstem
  • SAH 73rd Annual International Conference

    Seattle | Dates: 29 Apr – 03 May, 2020
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  • SAH 72nd Annual International Conference

    Providence | Dates: 24 – 28 Apr, 2019
  • PICTURING RIVERSIDE: An Exhibition of a National Historic Landmark Community

    Riverside | Dates: 23 Jan, 2017 – 01 Jan, 2021
    Picturing Riverside is a permanent exhibition about the many facets of a living landmark community.
  • Docomomo US Call for Articles

    Dates: 07 Oct, 2016 – 31 Dec, 2018
    Docomomo US accepts article submissions on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. Those interested in submitting an article should send a brief description including images, drawings, etc to info(AT)docomomo-us.org. Full submissions are required 15 days prior to publication. Additional details including submission guidelines are available upon request.

    Thematic Requests
    • Lesser Known Architects/Designers
    • Endangered Landscapes
    • Corporate Campuses
    • Art + Architecture
    • "Growing up Modern": Interviews w/ various children/family members of architects/designers 
    • Off the Beaten Path/Unsung Heroes" from the National Register (featured buildings/sites of the modern listings on the National Register )
    Suggest a future theme - email us info(AT)docomomo-us.org
     
  • Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History

    Oxford | Dates: 01 Sep, 2016 – 31 Aug, 2018
    Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation. Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree. Applicants are asked to demonstrate a high level of skill in research methods and practice in the field of Architectural History, demonstrated via successful completion or near completion of a doctorate in a relevant area, possibly supported by conference papers and publications revealing skills in research practice and presentation. Closing date for applications to be received is Thursday 14th April 2016 and should include an official Application Form, a statement of the proposed research programme, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date. Applications and references may be sent by e-mail as PDF documents. Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in June.
  • Columbus is Not a Museum

    Columbus | Dates: 02 Jan, 2016
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    at 5:30 pm
    Columbus Visitors Center

    Landmark Columbus is partnering with the Columbus Area Visitors Center to present a talk by Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program in Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.
     
    Professor Sabatino will discuss Columbus’ unique contribution to the history of modern and contemporary architecture and its legacy in being an extraordinary community built on public-private partnerships.

    Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. www.michelangelo-sabatino.com.
  • Taliesin West Preservation Master Plan

    Scottsdale | Dates: 21 Oct, 2015
    Guided by the Foundation Board and the Taliesin West Preservation Oversight Committee, an international team of preservation experts, the Taliesin West Preservation Master Plan outlines the overarching philosophy and direction for the present and future preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    At the evening event, Sean Malone, CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will be joined by Gunny Harboe, FAIA, internationally recognized preservation architect and founder of Chicago-based Harboe Architects. Mr. Harboe, the plan's primary author, will present the tenants of the Taliesin West preservation plan. He has overseen the preservation of some of America's most significant historic buildings including Wright sites such as Chicago's Rookery, the Robie House and Unity Temple.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Lecture and community dialogue. Reception to follow.

    By reservation only. Seating is limited.

    RSVP to Sally Russell at srussell@franklloydwright.org or 480-237-8055.
  • Garden Dialogues: Vancouver

    Vancouver | Dates: 22 Aug, 2015
    In August, get exclusive access to private gardens in Vancouver and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

    Saturday August 22, 9:30am to 5:30pm | Vancouver
  • Garden Dialogues: Boston Metro Area

    Boston | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    The BSA Foundation is sponsoring an opportunity to get exclusive access to private gardens in the Boston Metro Area and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process through The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Garden Dialogues.

    Attendees will have an opportunity to tour Lowder Brook, The Macallen Building and Court Square Press Courtyard, and an empty lot turned pocket garden in Beacon Hill. Read more about the tour locations and times here.

  • Dining With Design: The Sinclair

    Boston | Dates: 17 Aug, 2015

    A restaurant/rock-club hybrid in the heart of Cambridge designed around and inspired by music

    Dine with designer Stephen Martyak Assoc. AIA, owner of studioTYAK, and Josh Bhatti, general manager of The Bowery Presents: Boston, as they talk about the music-infused design process that led to Harvard Square’s groundbreaking restaurant/rock-club hybrid, The Sinclair. Tour the space, sip a cocktail, sample the menu, and learn how a photograph of folksinger Justin Townes Earle, a playlist created by Bhatti, and an existing concrete ceiling became the inspiration for a design concept that transformed an office building into a 140-seat restaurant and a 525-person rock club.

  • Fall Book Club: Remembering Marshall Field's

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Sep, 2015

    Historian and author, Dr. Leslie Goddard, takes us back in time over 150 years ago when Marshall Field’s reigned as Chicago’s premiere department store.  Learn how a small dry goods business turned into a world-class retail destination with the latest fashions and memorable courteous service, and then the next time you shop at the flagship location you can see how far the store has come over the years. 

    The Driehaus Museum presents our annual Fall Book Club.  Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians.  The books are available at the Museum Store.  Light refreshments will be provided.  A welcome email will introduce the book, the discussion leaders, and discussion topics.  Participants should arrive to each book club having read the book.  Tickets include Museum admission.

  • On the Shoulders of Giants: Lessons for Tomorrow from Our Preservation Pioneers

    New York | Dates: 08 Oct, 2015

    Historic preservation activism in New York City did not begin in the 1960s with the fight to save Penn Station and the effort to pass the Landmarks Law—it began in the late 19th century. Little-remembered preservation pioneers like Andrew H. Green and Albert Bard, as well as various women's garden clubs, and patriotic and civic organizations laid the groundwork for the generations of preservationists that would follow. Join us to recount the triumphs, failures, and tactics of these early preservationists, and discuss what they might teach us moving forward.

    Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian
    Anthony Wood, Founder and Chair, New York Preservation Archive Project
    Amy Freitag, Executive Director at JM Kaplan Fund 
    Seri Worden, Field Services at National Trust for Historic Preservation

    Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.
  • Gruen Day 2015

    San Leandro | Dates: 18 Jul, 2015

    Victor Gruen (July 18, 1903 - Feb 14, 1980) was an Austrian-born visionary architect most remembered for his pioneering work popularizing the enclosed, climate-controlled shopping center in the United States. 

    On July 18, the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory (BAIO) invites you to celebrate the lofty aspirations and historical legacy of the suburban shopping center at Gruen Day 2015. 

    Festivities will include an afternoon of talks, tours, and hanging out in the food court at Bay Fair Center, which opened in 1957 as one of the first Gruen designed shopping centers in the country. Speakers to include:

    • Pam White: Pam is Vice President of Development for Madison Marquette, which purchased the Bayfair Center in 2003 and coordinated a massive overhaul of its facilities. Pam has over 25 years of design, retail, leasing and real estate experience across a range of different properties throughout California. She will be discussing the history and design of the Bay Fair Mall, and the thinking that guided its renovation in the 2000s. 
    • Mathias Crawford: Mathias is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Fellow in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, where he studies the intersection of architecture and ICT design. During his graduate studies he has worked for Herman Miller on the future of office design, taught game design at Stanford, and led design thinking workshops around the world. Mathias will be talking about the role that shopping centers played in re-shaping contemporary conceptions of the public sphere. Specifically, he will explore the way in which these centers were conceived with respect to another mid-century architectural phenomena: the community center.

    All attendees will also receive a beautiful set of limited edition Victor Gruen lapel pins and a commemorative poster, designed by our friends Helen Tseng and Justin Carder (depicted below). 

    While it's easy nowadays to dismiss enclosed shopping centers as boring eyesores, Gruen Day celebrates the important role they were originally intended to play in civic life. As Gruen wrote in 1960:

    By affording opportunities for social life and recreation in a protected pedestrian environment, by incorporating civic and educational facilities, shopping centers can fill an existing void. They can provide the needed place and opportunity for participation in modern community life that the ancient Greek Agora, the Medieval Market Place and our own Town Squares provided in the past.

    We hope you'll join us for a day to enjoy San Leandro's very own modern Agora. 

    Gruen Day 2015 is a production of Tim Hwang and Avery Trufelman, and is co-sponsored by SPUR.

    Give us a shout if you have any questions - tim@infraobservatory.com and avery@99pi.org

  • Oculus Book Talk: Thirty Years of Emerging Voices

    New York | Dates: 09 Jul, 2015

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JULY 9

    Where: At The Center   

    The prestigious Emerging Voices award was created in 1982 by The Architectural League of New York to showcase the work of early- to mid-career North American architects. Each year, through an invited competition, a jury selects practitioners or firms with a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design.Thirty Years of Emerging Voices documents and critically assesses the first three decades of the League's Emerging Voices program. Essays by Reed Kroloff, Ashley Schafer, and Karen Stein and concise observations by leading critics, architects, and historians complement the presentation of work from the nearly 250 individuals and firms that have been selected for the program. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices is an ideal lens through which to interpret the last several decades of dynamic change in North American architectural design and practice.

    Speakers: 
    Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League of New York
    Reed Kroloff, Principal, jones|kroloff
    Anne Rieselbach, Program Director, The Architectural League of New York
    Ashley Schafer, Associate Professor of Architecture, Knowlton School, Ohio State University

    Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee and The Architectural League of New York

    Price: Free for AIA and The Architectural League of New York members, and students with valid student ID; $10 for non-members

    Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160

    RELATED PROGRAMMING

    OpenStudios: Emerging Voices
    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York invite you to OpenStudios: Emerging Voices, an unprecedented opportunity to visit the studios of more than forty of the most inventive and exciting design practices working in the city today. OpenStudios: Emerging Voices is a self-guided walking tour. Each ticket holder will be given a map of all participating studios at registration and may visit sites in any order during the hours that they are open; Midtown Manhattan and Queens studios will open from 10am-1pm, and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn studios from 1-5pm. More detailed information about location and opening hours will be available at registration. Architects and engineers will be on hand at each studio to answer questions and discuss the firm’s work.

  • Spotlight on Design: Rob Rogers of Rogers Partners

    Washington | Dates: 22 Sep, 2015

    Robert M. Rogers, FAIA, partner at Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers and recent author of Learning Through Practice (ORO Editions, 2015), discusses the principal desires that guide his practice. He is intrigued by the impact of small things, pursues delight as an experience, and seeks authenticity in realizing projects for buildings, landscapes, and the public realm. A book signing will take place after the lecture.

    1.5 LU (AIA) 

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. 

  • Seeking New York: Tom Miller Book Talk

    New York | Dates: 15 Jul, 2015

    Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, engagingly presented, and organized by neighborhoods, this richly detailed guide takes a narrative approach, telling stories that illuminate the architectural, personal, and social histories of Manhattan, building by building. Alongside details about each architect, dates, and styles, author Tom Miller reveals the joys, tragedies, and scandals of those who lived within. In addition to iconic structures, the book includes many off-the-beaten-path buildings, as well as notable buildings that no longer stand but remain key to Manhattan’s architectural history.

    Tom Miller moved to New York City in 1979 from Dayton, Ohio, bringing with him a passion for buildings. He currently holds the rank of deputy inspector within the NYPD’s Auxiliary Police Force. In 2009 he started a blog, "Daytonian in Manhattan", which has now reviewed over a thousand buildings, statues, and other points of interest.

    All book talks are free and open to the public. The Gallery opens at 6:00pm. 
    All guests must RSVP to programs[at]skyscraper[dot]org to assure admittance to the event. Please be aware that reservation priority is given to members of The Skyscraper Museum.

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