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New York School of Interior Design (sponsoring body)
Robert A. M. Stern (speaker)
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Robert A. M. Stern Lecture, parts 1 and 2 of 3. 1977. Giuseppe Zambonini papers; New York School of Interior Design (KA0130.02). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 24 Sep 2018


Robert A. M. Stern offers an overview of three generations of american modernists, referring to the new edition of his book New Directions in American Architecture. Current times are exciting. Post-modernism: eclecticism, new combinations, go back to go forward. Architectural allusions. Context. Clients. Dispels myth “can’t build like they used to”; technology/craftsmanship is what we ask of it. Compositional principles. Stern shows slides of his work: residential, chair design, environmental controls, moldings. More is more. Art/decoration. Ames Gate Lodge. Question and answer with New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students.