20th Century Architecture in New York
Architectural Historian Francis Morrone presents an in-depth look at the evolution of architecture in New York City throughout the 20th Century. Viewers of this video will:
1. Acquire a knowledge of the broad arc of 20th-century architecture in New York, including its aims, styles, and major examples.
2. Gain an in-depth understanding of how the 20th-century row house renovation movement developed in New York.
3. Be able to articulate how the Garden City movement affected house and community design.
4. Understand the impact of the 1916 Zoning Law, and the development of the 'setback skyscraper.'
Viewers may receive one credit towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture by watching this video and subsequently scoring at least 70% on a quiz that tests your understanding of the material. For more information on Continuing Education credit, please email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x 112.
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About the Presenter
Francis Morrone is an architectural historian and the author of eleven books including Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes (W.W. Norton, 2013); The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (with Henry Hope Reed, W.W. Norton, 2011); and architectural guidebooks to Philadelphia and Brooklyn. As a historic preservation consultant he has written countless building histories and neighborhood surveys in New York and beyond. He worked as an art and architecture critic for the New York Sun. Collectively, his work represents one of the most comprehensive bodies of research on the built history of New York City.