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Oculus Book Talk: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the SkyAIA CES: 1.0 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, AUGUST 13
Where: At The Center
Joshua David will present his new book (with co-author Robert Hammond) High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky.
The High Line, a new public park atop an elevated freight rail structure on Manhattan’s West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. Joshua David, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line, will share the story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space.
And be sure to listen to Joshua David's "Oculus Quick Take" - our podcast interview series - before the talk for more background on the book and the High Line.
Joshua David and Robert Hammond cofounded Friends of the High Line in 1999. David was formerly a freelance magazine writer and editor. His work has appeared in Gourmet, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other magazines. From 2000 to 2006, David was a member of Manhattan Community Board No. 4. Before the High Line, Hammond worked for a variety of entrepreneurial start-ups. He was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome in 2009. He is also a self-taught artist. In 2010 David and Hammond were both awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for their work on the High Line.
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$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET
Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160
About Oculus Book Talks:
Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.
2012 Book Talk Series:
Monday, January 9, 2012: Grahame Shane, Urban Design Since 1945
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Charles Bloszies, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations
Monday, March 12, 2012: Guy Gugliotta, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Alexandra Lange, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Monday, April 30, 2012: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects
Monday, June 11, 2012: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders, Groundwork
Monday, July 9, 2012: John Hill, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Monday, August 13, 2012: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2012: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Monday, October 15, 2012: David Adjaye, African Metropolitan Architecture