Lower East Side Preservation Initiative invites you to
A Virtual Talk:Faces in Stone
LESPI invites you to join architect and interior designer Robert Arthur King, and filmmaker Vivian Ducat on an adventure to seek out the fantastical beings carved out of stone or molded in terra cotta, that enliven the facades of New York’s historic buildings.
Mr. King is a man obsessed when it comes to gargoyles, grotesques, and other elements of building sculpture. His fascination with these often overlooked figures has resulted in the publication of three books: Faces in Stone; Animals in Stone; and Figures in Stone. The event will include a screening of Ms. Ducat’s documentary short, Stonefaced, and is a must for anyone who loves New York’s unique architecture.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29 AT 6:00PM - VIA ZOOM
NO CHARGE - ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: REGISTER HERE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
362 Broome St. Photo: Robert Arthur King.
390 Broome St. Photo: Robert Arthur King.
Robert Arthur King is a registered architect and certified interior designer who, for two decades, has practiced in New York and taught as Adjunct Professor at the New York School of Interior Design. Mr. King is always looking for historic building details to record for posterity.
Vivian Ducat spent over twenty years traveling the world, making television documentaries for the BBC and PBS, where her series credits include The Story of English, The American Experience, and The Prize, as well as producing two feature documentaries, All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert and Stonefaced. Her client list includes the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, Columbia University and others.