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2014 Calendar of Events


BIG OLD HOUSES

ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARD RECEPTION

GUEST OF HONOR, JOHN FOREMAN
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00
The Arsenal, Central Park
Fifth Avenue at 64th Street

Cost:

$45 per person for AFGG members;
$55 for non-members;
$20 for American Young Georgians

John Foreman has been a partisan of historic preservation for almost fifty years. He found beauty and architectural value in Manhattan's Upper West Side back in the 1980s, when lots of people refused even to go there. He worked on restoration of houses in Tuxedo Park and Millbrook, wrote The Vanderbilts and the Gilded Age, which Louis Auchincloss called "the definitive book on the Vanderbilts," as well as Old Houses in Millbrook: their families and follies from Colonial times through the Gilded Age. Currently, John does the "House" column for the New York Social Diary website. His blog, "Big Old Houses," won the Victorian Society's Best New Media award. We will honor him at our annual preservation award reception on the roof of the Arsenal or, if it rains, indoors.


ORIENTAL CARPETS: TIMELESS EXPRESSIONS OF DESIGN AND BEAUTY

SHOWROOM VISIT

WARP AND WEFT
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00
145 Madison Avenue (between 31st and 32nd)

Cost:

$45 per person for AFGG members;
$55 for non-members;
$20 for American Young Georgians

In Europe, Oriental rugs were originally used as decoration, draped over tables or spinets or hung on walls, because they were considered too precious to walk on. Grand Georgian houses had rugs on display in elegant reception rooms. The Tabriz and Oushak designs were particularly popular. Michael Mandapatie, owner of Warp and Weft, will tell us about the history of these beautiful works of art, showing many different patterns and styles. He will also talk about the care and restoration of antique carpets. A reception will follow his remarks.


THE ART OF CLASSICAL DETAILS

LECTURE AND RECEPTION

Phillip James Dodd
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00|
Sotheby's Institute of Art
570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor

Cost:

$45 per person for AFGG members;
$55 for non-members;
$20 for American Young Georgians

Phillip James Dodd will talk about his recent book, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design and Craftsmanship. In his book, he examines some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture. Phillip Dodd attended the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture in London and earned his masters in architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He is a fellow emeritus at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and was recently elected a member of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism College of Traditional Practitioners. A reception follows the lecture.


COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG BRICKS: GEORGIAN BRICKMAKING IN COLONIAL AMERICA

LECTURE AND RECEPTION

Cary Briggs
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:00
The Colonial Dames of America
417 East 61st Street

Cost:

$45 per person for AFGG members;
$55 for non-members;
$20 for American Young Georgians

Cary Briggs is founder and creative director of Tidewater Brick Co., the exclusive distributor of Colonial Williamsburg Bricks. In his illustrated presentation, he will tell the history and reveal the variety of bricks made and employed in the Georgian era. He will focus on the heritage and conservation of wood fired bricks during that period and highlight some of the brickwork projects that are being carried out in Williamsburg and at various historic sites in Britain. This lecture is sponsored with the Colonial Dames of America. A reception will follow.

FALL 2014

 

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