The City Lost and Found Event at the New York Public Library


The City Lost and Found Event at the New York Public Library

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

Join authors Katherine A. Bussard, Alison Fisher, Greg Foster-Rice, and Max Page at the New York Public Library as they discuss their groundbreaking project The City Lost and Found, an exhibition opening at the Princeton University Art Museum on February 21. The exhibition catalogue considers the ways in which photographers, architects, activists, performance artists, and filmmakers turned conditions of urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s into sites for civic discourse and artistic expression.

Joining the discussion are Gordon Matta-Clark's widow Jane Crawford and her daughter Jessaymn Fiore. This book raises timely questions about the role of art within the social, political, and physical landscape of cities.

American cities underwent seismic transformations in the 1960s and '70s, from shifting demographics and political protests to reshaping through highways and urban renewal. The City Lost and Found explores photographic and cinematic responses to the changing fabric of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles that contributed to a reconsideration of cities in popular media and urban policy during this period. Featuring contributions from more than twenty scholars in fields including art history, urban planning, architecture, and cultural studies, this is the first publication to address an important shift in photographic, cinematic, and planning practices based on close observations of streets, neighborhoods, and seminal events in the country’s three largest cities.

Copies of The City Lost and Found (Princeton University Art Museum, 2014) will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.

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