Books and Books Coral Gables

Meet Jewel Stern and John A. Stuart May 31st, 2007Authors Jewel Stern and John A. Stuart will be hosting an evening at Books & Books Coral Gables to present their recent book Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York, which was winner in 2006 of the New York City Book Awards. One of the fabled “Three Napoleons” of New York (with Raymond Hood and Ralph Walker) yet almost unknown today, Ely Jacques Kahn had a nearly half-century career and some three dozen of his buildings still grace the New York cityscape. Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he was known for his modern polychrome decoration and setback skyscrapers. Jewel Stern is an artist, art historian, and independent curator. She is the author of Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design and an essayist in Craft in the Machine Age: 1920-1945. John A. Stuart teaches at Florida International University. For more information, please call: 305.444.9044

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