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The Brownstone Bible is Back!

Preservationist and co-author Patrick Ciccone joined FRIENDS virtually on September 24th to discuss the process and development of the newest edition of Bricks and Brownstone. Charles Lockwood’s seminal 1972 classic helped kick off New York’s brownstone revival and energized the city’s preservation movement. The newly revised and expanded edition includes updated text, additional chapters, and specially commissioned photography. With more than 250 color and black-and-white photos, the recent volume traces New York's row houses from colonial days through World War I, examining in detail the Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire architectural styles of the early and mid-nineteenth century, as well as the Neo-Grec, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Renaissance Revival, and Colonial Revival styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Watch the conversation below and learn more about the original edition and what has stayed the same and what changed on the newest edition. If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book, you can do so here.

This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.