Art Deco was the signature style of the boom times we call the Jazz Age. In New York, it coincided with the emergence of a new society that was breaking down Victorian mores and kicking up its heels. Then it all came to a sudden halt in 1929 when the stock market crashed. Join us to see New York’s first self-conscious embrace of the “new,” the last time “modernism” had fun.
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and the host a popular series of walking tours on PBS. He teaches at Cooper Union Forum and the New York School of Interior Design.