Illustrated lecture: The 19th Century City and the Book
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.
Architectural historian Francis Morrone has for the last several years been studying the history of New York as a center of American book culture–publishing, printing, bookselling, libraries, and book reviewing. In this illustrated lecture, he will discuss the neighborhood of the Merchant’s House in a fascinating chapter of its varied history, when it was a center of bibliophily. The talk will cover DeVinne Press (pictured), the Astor Library, the Mercantile Library, Bible House, and the fabled Book Row on Fourth Avenue, the origins of Barnes & Noble (at The Cooper Union), Dodd, Mead, Brentano’s, and more.
A collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Reception follows the lecture.
$20, $10 MHM & ICAA Members. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets.