March 23: Stanford White in Detail virtual presentation hosted by The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
March 4, 2021
The Monacelli Press
Date: Tuesday, March 23
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Author Samuel G. White, a great grandson of Stanford White, has been studying his work of Stanford White and the architecture of the American Renaissance for more than thirty years. In this talk, based on his acclaimed book, Stanford White in Detail, he will provide an insightful overview of White’s work and surveys the materials and sources that combine to create the panoply of sumptuous effects. Once proposed as the “Commissioner of Beauty” for New York City, Stanford White was a master of architecture, interior design, and ornament, fearlessly juxtaposing materials and objects from myriad cultures and times.
Stanford White in Detail examines this innovative and intricate web through lush, tightly framed vignettes of carved wood and marble, metalwork, mosaic, and tile as well as generous overall room views to demonstrate how these are woven together for a unique effect. Among the places featured are the Montauk Association Houses, the Library of the Veterans Rooms at the Park Avenue Armory, the Villard Houses on Madison Avenue, the Payne Whitney House on Fifth Avenue, Rosecliff in Newport and Box Hill in Long Island.
Purchase a copy of Stanford White in Detail (Monacelli) HERE and use the code STANFORD20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order.
$15 General Admission; $10 General Society Members and Senior Citizens; $5 Students.
Advance registration is required to receive the link, via Eventbrite, to the Zoom Webinar Platform.