Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: Never Built New York

New Canaan Library and The Glass House are pleased to welcome curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, speaking about the exhibition Never Built New York, currently on view at the Queens Museum, New York. The event will be held in the Library's Adrian Lamb Room on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m.  Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Lubell and Goldin will discuss this unique exhibition that presents 200 years of visionary architectural and urban designs for New York City - all of which never came to fruition - but are now brought to life through original drawings, renderings, newly commissioned models and 3D visualizations. Never Built New York explores a city where one might live in an apartment that also acts as a bridge support, or travel via a floating airport. Never Built New York is on view at the Queens Museum through February 18, 2018. http://www.queensmuseum.org.

Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin appear as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library, an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond, organized collaboratively by The Glass House and New Canaan Library. The program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.

Sam Lubell is a Contributing Editor at The Architect’s Newspaper. He has written seven books about architecture for Monacelli Press, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Phaidon. He also writesfor The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Architect, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Wallpaper*, Contract, and other publications. He co-curated the A+D Architecture and Design Museum exhibitions Never Built Los Angeles (2013) and Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles (2015).

Greg Goldin was the architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine from 1999 to 2011. In 2011, he was awarded a Getty Institute Research Grant which led to his exhibition Windshield Perspective, Architecture and Design Museum (2013), a study of vernacular Los Angeles architecture. In summer 2013, he co-curated and co‐authored Never Built Los Angeles. His last curatorial contribution was to the Getty Museum’s No Further West (2014), an exhibition about the making of Los Angeles’s Union Station. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Architect’s Newspaper, and Zocalo, among many others.


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