Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Coming Up: Preservation 101, Walking Tour, & More!

View of 302 Columbus Avenue, originally a branch of the J.M. Horton Ice Cream Company

Quite a few landmark events & programs are coming your way in November! Keep reading below for more information and contact LW! to make sure your membership** is up to date to receive discounts to our programs.


Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry
A Book Talk with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Paul Goldberger
November 4, 7pm at Macaulay Honors College (35 West 67th Street)
Free and open to the public

The @Macaulay Author Series invites you to an evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Paul Goldberger as he discusses and reads from his book Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, a brilliant exploration of Gehry's life and career. The talk will be followed by an interview with Wall Street Journal architecture columnist and author Julie Iovine.



Continuing Education: "Preservation 101"
Full-day workshop ideal for real estate professionals, earn 7.5 hours M11987 
November 17, 8:30am-5pm at Telepan Restaurant (72 West 69th Street, NYC)
$100 for LW! members; $125 for non-members

The more you know about historic buildings, the easier it is to sell them!  This seminar is designed for brokers who buy and sell properties in historic districts.  Expert speakers will discuss the history of development of the Upper West Side, working with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and regulatory aspects of living in a landmark building and historic district.  The day will end with a walking tour of the neighborhood led by Professor Andrew S. Dolkart. 


The Texture of the City: Exploring the Lettering of the Upper West Side
 A Walking Tour with Typography Expert Alexander Tochilovsky
November 22, 11am-1pm
$15 for LW! members; $25 for non-members; $10 students  

The Upper West Side's architectural masterpieces that contribute to New York City's most fascinating layers are further textured by intriguing signage and hidden inscriptions. Even the most ordinary buildings have a variety of signs and lettering that reveal the most interesting details.  Alexander Tochilovsky,* an educator and curator at The Cooper Union, will walk us through the neighborhood with a unique lens that focuses on an artistic layer of the Upper West Side and how this texture informs building history and architecture.

*Currently an educator and curator at The Cooper Union School of Art, Alexander Tochilovsky received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Cooper Union and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art's 2D Design department.  In 2010, he was named Curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. He is a graphic designer with expertise in typography.

**Membership has its privileges... did you know that LW! supporters enjoy discounted admission to all of our public programs? Please contact us to check your membership status and reserve your spot(s) today. Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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