As the 14th World Congress on Art Deco kicks off in Cleveland this week, we would like to congratulate Anthony Robins– historian, author, guide, SPS instructor, and all-around art deco expert- on receiving this year’s Guiding Spirit Award from the Guides Association of New York City to honor “his leadership and mentorship for other guides, through his contagious passion for the city.” Here is a clip from the award ceremony.
Robins is the author of the recently New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, the first guidebook solely devoted to New York City’s Deco treasures. On May 25th, ioin the Art Deco Society of New York for a special evening when Robins presents an illustrated talk exploring the city’s hidden Deco gems, followed by a book signing (more information here).
This summer, Robins is teaching the following special course at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Through a series of walking tours, students will follow the art deco style’s impact on the architecture of Manhattan. There are still a few spots left– click on the link above to register. The course coincides with the exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum: The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
You may also be interested in other courses in art, history, and culture at CALA this summer:
*ART DECO is the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors, and used most notably in household objects and in architecture.