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Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City

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Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City

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In her new book, professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis applies an archeological lens to the study of the New York buildings. Antiquity in Gotham explores how the language of ancient architecture communicated the political ideals of the young Republic through the adaptation of Greek and Roman architecture; how Egyptian temples conveyed the city’s new technological achievements; and how the ancient Near East served many artistic masters, decorating the interiors of glitzy Gilded Age restaurants and the tops of skyscrapers. Rather than emphasizing a battle of styles, the Neo-Antique framework considers the similarities and differences—intellectually, conceptually, and chronologically—amongst the reception of these architectural traditions.

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Date:
June 1, 2021
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://skyscraper.org/programs/antiquity-in-gotham-the-ancient-architecture-of-new-york-city/

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The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States
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Phone:
2129456324
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