Based on her architectural field survey for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Caroline Rob Zaleski’s new illustrated book Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980 documents the proliferation and diversity of modern architecture on the island as it became a suburban place.
Part architectural history, part social commentary, Zaleski’s talk will discuss the intriguing crosscurrents and networks of influence that fostered modernism. Highlights will include forgotten works by internationally-renowned architects such as internationally-renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Jose Luis Sert, Edward Durell Stone, George Nelson, Ben Thompson, and Walter Gropius. In keeping with the Modernism theme, the lecture will be held at the Manhattan Church of Christ, a Brutalist-style building designed by Eggers & Higgins in 1967.
Manhattan Church of Christ
48 East 80th Street, near Madison Avenue
$10 members, $15 non-members.