New York Art Deco:
Birds, Beasts & Blooms

Tue, Oct 18, 2022
Rizzoli 2022

Photography by Andrew Garn, Introduction by Eric P. Nash

New York City, arguably the world’s Art Deco capital, is well known for its iconic towers. In a new book, New York Art Deco: Birds, Beasts & Blooms, photographer ANDREW GARN and writer ERIC P. NASH illustrate the myriad ways that Art Deco is drawn in steel, stone, terra cotta, brass, and bronze upon the city's great buildings. Featuring both the legendary landmarks and little known treasures, this new collection of Garn's photographs richly illustrates the metropolitan menagerie. Join us for a visual feast of Birds, Beasts & Blooms.


Andrew Garn

Andrew Garn is a Fulbright-winning photographer and author of and collaborator on many books, including New York by Neighborhood (2022), Wildflowers of New York City (2022), The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers (2018), and Subway Style: 100 Years of Architecture & Design in the New York City Subway.

Eric P. Nash

Eric P. Nash is the author of and collaborator on numerous books, including MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed (2006) and Manhattan Skyscrapers (2006). Nash was a researcher for the New York Times for twenty-five years, where he wrote more than 100 articles.


The video begins with an introduction of the authors by Carol Willis, followed by an illustrated talk by photographer Andrew Garn, paired with comments by Eric P. Nash, and followed by a brief dialogue with Carol Willis.