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Events November 2018


After Postmodernism: From Laughed-at to Landmark

November 29, 2018

Postmodernism, a defining look of the 1980s, is not commonly associated with the architecture of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. However, amidst a sea of bricks, brownstone, and Beaux-Arts Classicism, glimpses of Postmodern design sensibility can be found both within the streetscape and in a number of notable interiors.. Buildings that were originally mocked are now gaining respect—even landmark status—as they are reevaluated decades after their debut. Join Judith Gura, author of Postmodern Design Complete and Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York for a discussion about the origins of this controversial style, its influence on architecture, objects, interiors, and graphics, and the indelible mark it has left on the Upper East Side in particular.

Thursday November 29, 6:00 pm
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
$15 Friends of the UES members; $25 non-members
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Townhouse for Matt Sabatine, New York, NY, Diana Agrest and Mario Gandelsonas, 1984


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