How is the history of modern New York reflected in its built environment?

Lukas Novotny’s Modern New York (Rizzoli International Publications, 2023) spotlights over 100 buildings, representing all corners of the city, to illustrate the past 100 years of our city’s history. From 1920s Art Deco skyscrapers to the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Spring Street Salt Shed, Novotny uses brilliant illustrations of New York’s diverse built environment to tell the story of the various forces that shaped our contemporary city.

Join us via Zoom on November 29 for a lively conversation between Lukas Novotny and OHNY Board Vice President Saundra Thomas about his experience writing this book, highlighting the significance of some often overlooked, yet remarkable, buildings in our cityscape.

Purchase Modern New York here.

AIA CES credit (1 LU) is available for participants who watch this program live.

About The Author

Lukas Novotny is an illustrator and graphic designer based in London. Originally from Prague, Novotny studied architecture and civil engineering before moving to the UK. In 2018 he wrote and illustrated Modern London, which was shortlisted for the British Book Design Awards 2019.

Launched in 2020, OHNY Stacks is a series of book talks exploring the shape, structure, and experience of cities and urban life today. Join us this winter, virtually and in person, for conversations with acclaimed authors that reveal new perspectives on the past, present, and future of life in NYC—and beyond.

$5 General Admission; Free for OHNY Members and Volunteers

This program will take place live on Zoom. The link to join the program will be emailed to all ticketholders.