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After Postmodernism: From Laughed-At to Landmarked

  • Arthur Satz Auditorium, New York School of Interior Design 170 East 70th Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

Presented by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic District; After Postmodernism: From Laughed-At to Landmarked with Judith Gura. Free and open to NYSID students.

The Postmodern style, the defining look of the 1980s, is not commonly associated with the architecture of the Upper East Side. However, amidst a sea of bricks, brownstone, and Beaux-Arts Classicism, glimpses of Postmodern design sensibility can be found both within the streetscape and in a number of notable interiors in the neighborhood. Buildings that were originally mocked are now respected, and even landmarked, as they are reevaluated decades later. Join Judith Gura, author of Postmodern Design Complete and Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York for a discussion about the origins of this sometimes-controversial style, its influence on architecture, objects, interiors, and graphics, and the indelible marks it has left on the Upper East Side in particular, both inside and out.

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No RSVP is required for NYSID students. For general admission, please register here.

If you have any questions please reach out to FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic District. You can email or call 212-535-2526.

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