We are pleased to announce the addition of Caroline Rob Zaleski to our Modern Conversations roster. Zaleski will present her new book Long Island Modernism 1930–1980 (available August 30) on September 19. At the forefront of 20th-century suburbanization, Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau counties were a hotbed of Modern architecture and town planning. Based on a survey conducted for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), Zaleski’s book is the first illustrated history of Long Island’s Modern architecture. Researching a group of 25 internationally renowned architects, Zaleski covers the relatively unknown aspects of their production and their associations with clients, artists and politicians while documenting the development of exurbia and the rise of visionary structures: residences, public housing, houses of worship, universities, shopping centers and more. Part architectural history, part social history, Zaleski explains why Modernism was embraced by Long Island’s civic, cultural and business leaders as well as those escaping the city for the weekend.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Wednesday September 19, 6:30pm
Reception and book signing following talk
76 Ninth Avenue (at W. 15th), 11th Floor
$10 general admission; free for DOCOMOMO members.
Advance reservations required by midnight Monday September 17.
Tickets are now available online via NY Charities
DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State wishes to thank Knoll for hosting this event.