Susan Tunick, president of “Friends of Terra Cotta” and author of “Terra-Cotta Skyline”, lectured on architectural terra cotta, its use, history, and manufacture. The story behind this extraordinary material was presented within the context of the changing technology in architecture that led to the development of the skyscraper.
This event is co-sponsored with the Society of Architectural Historians New York Chapter
Susan Tunick is a national spokesperson for the preservation of architectural terra cotta and an established artist living and working in New York. She is the president of the Friends of Terra Cotta and has written extensively on terra cotta and tile, contributing to a renewed interest in the use and preservation of architectural ceramics. She is the author of Terra-Cotta Skyline (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997), which won that year’s New York Society Library Award: Best Book on NYC.