In Their Own Words: Hear Art Deco Architects Speak

With Anthony W. Robins

[Virtual tour] The great Art Deco skyscrapers – the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building – were designed by socially prominent architects, often of old New York stock. But a generation of lesser-known architects and builders, new to the profession and often new to the country, helped spread the Deco style across the more modest, but also more numerous, middle-class landscapes of the city, from the Garment District to the Grand Concourse. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Anthony W. Robins had the good fortune to meet and interview three of those architects – Israel Crausman, Louis Allen Abramson, and Marvin Fine – and he recorded the interviews. We explore the work of these architects, three of the dozens who helped transform the face of New York City in the 1920s and 30s, and we hear them describe their buildings, their experiences and their inspirations, in their own words.

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Monday, November 20
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

The "Fish Building" on the Grand Concourse, Bronx. Photo: Anthony W. Robins.