Explore how modernism, an architectural and decorative style defined by its simplicity and efficiency, emerged during the Victorian Era, a time when ornamentation and intricate design reigned.
Barry Lewis, an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum, is the former co-host of a popular walking tour series on PBS.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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