Revisiting Ada Louise Huxtable’s Walking Tours of Modern Architecture Tour #1
July 21, 2018
Two Municipal Art Society tours will celebrate the seminal architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013). Her pocket guide “Four Walking Tours of Modern Architecture in New York City,” was jointly published by the Municipal Art Society and the Museum of Modern Art in 1961. Retracing the routes of those midtown tours, participants will have a chance to consider Huxtable’s analysis and discuss subsequent changes to the buildings she examined and their surroundings. When she was appointed architecture critic for the New York Times in 1963, a position she held until 1982, Ada Louise Huxtable became the first full-time architecture critic at an American newspaper. She received the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism in 1970. DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State’s President, John Arbuckle, will lead the tours.
Tour #1: Saturday July 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Includes Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe with Philip and three major works by Gordon Bunshaft: the currently threatened former Union Carbide Building, Lever House, and the former Pepsi-Cola Building.
Members $20/Non-members $30
Details and registration
Week of July 15th
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