Watch It Again: Jacob Wrey Mould and the Artful Beauty of Central Park

Watch it Again: "Jacob Wrey Mould and the Artful Beauty of Central Park" an illustrated virtual talk by art historian Francis R. Kowsky.

FRIENDS recently hosted Professor Francis R. Kowsky for a talk based on his latest publication, with Lucille Gordon, Hell on Color, Sweet on Song: Jacob Wrey Mould and the Artful Beauty of Central Park (Fordham University Press, 2023). Containing previously unpublished biographical material, the book sheds new light on the life and work of Jacob Wrey Mould, an important figure of 19th century American architecture and music whose significant contributions to the early development of Central Park have not--until now--received the attention that they deserve.

Learn more about the book and purchase a copy here.


Francis R. Kowsky is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has written numerous articles on nineteenth-century American architects and is the author of Country Park and City: The Life and Architecture of Calvert Vaux and The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System.

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