November 19: Stanford White in Detail virtual book talk with Samuel G. White hosted by Open House New York
November 13, 2020
The Monacelli Press
Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 4:00-5:00pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
What do Gould Memorial Library in the Bronx, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, and Payne Whitney Mansion on Fifth Avenue (now home to the French Embassy) have in common? All are recent OHNY Weekend sites. And all were designed by legendary New York architect Stanford White.
Once proposed as the “Commissioner of Beauty” for New York City, White was a master of architecture, interior design, and ornament, fearlessly juxtaposing materials and objects from myriad cultures and times. Drawing on precedents from antiquity and the Renaissance, from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe as well as Colonial America, White created complex surfaces inside and out.
Join Samuel G. White, great-grandson of Stanford White and author of Stanford White in Detail for a virtual book talk on Zoom exploring White’s work and a visual presentation of photographer Jonathan Wallen’s sumptuously detailed images of carved wood and marble, metalwork, mosaic, and tile, as well as overall room views.