04 August 2007

Squire Vickers

Between 1906 and 1940, Squire Vickers and his team of architects designed more than 300 subway stations for the Dual Contracts and the IND. An accomplished painter, Vickers’ subway work reflects his changing aesthetic, moving seamlessly from Arts and Craft to the Machine Age style.

Architects of the New York City Subway Part 2: Squire Vickers and the Subway's Modern Age celebrates the beautiful mosaics Vickers created while he was the system's chief architect.

Architects of the New York City Subway, Part II: Squire Vickers and the Subway’s Modern Age
will be on view at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex from July 30 through October 28, 2007. Continuing the series from Part I, the exhibit contains additional drawings, paintings, objects, and archival photos from the Museum’s and other collections to show how Squire Vickers integrated a more contemporary style into subway stations and structures.

Subway Style: Squire Vickers on Forgotten-NY.com [click here]

Underground Renaissance Man: Watch the Aesthetic Walls, Please [NYT]

1 comment:

Professor Howdy said...

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