Art Deco Society of New York’s
Produced Media & Event Videos
ADSNY is pleased to provide videos and other media on a variety of Deco subjects to our members and the global Deco community. ADSNY’s event media share highlights from recent illustrated talks and interviews. We are constantly updating this page to provide videos and media of some our events for New Yorkers, visitors and everyone who has Deco interests.
Cooper Hewitt and the Art Deco Society of New York came together for ADSNY’s 2018 holiday program with design historian Marilyn F. Friedman, exploring her recent publication Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s.
Through archival images and detailed descriptions, Friedman examines the development of modernism in United States interior design highlighting the work of 50 prominent designers and architects including such luminaries as Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Joseph Urban, Eleanor LeMaire, Kem Weber. Making America Modern draws attention to the breadth of design during this period, the focus on a practical simplicity, and how this history impacts America today.
Marilyn F. Friedman is a design historian whose work focuses on the development and popularization of modern design across America during the 1920s and 1930s. Born and educated in New York, Friedman studied design history at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, earning a Master of Arts degree, which led to her first publication, Selling Good Design: Promoting the Early Modern Interior (Rizzoli, 2003).
This video coincides with our Documenting Deco Educational Program. The video is made possible by architect, photographer and author of New York Deco, Richard Barenholtz, Damian Cavalo and Pamela L. Kawi, of our Advisory Board.
Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History at the Waldorf
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
This slideshow is made possible by author Karen Greene and producer Pamela L. Kawi, of our Advisory Board.
We would also like to give a special thank you to the Waldorf Astoria for opening their beautiful Deco space and displaying the original Art Deco mailbox for our members to admire.
This video is made possible by speaker Frank Prial and producer Pamela L. Kawi, of our Advisory Board. We would also like to give a special thank you to Cooper Union for donating their space to ADSNY for this remarkable talk.
Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
This video is made possible by historian, lecturer, author and collector, Peter Sheridan and
producer Pamela L. Kawi, of our Advisory Board.