For all of the fellow architecture and design lovers out there- The Extraordinary Joseph Urban exhibit at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida. If you are in the area, this impressive show is definitely worth a visit.
Urban was one of the great architects of the Gilded Age, as well as an illustrator, designer, and set designer. As the New New York Herald-Tribune noted, Urban “did more than any other man to revolutionize the American sense of design … He had a feeling for color and material so original that they did much to remake the American stage, revitalize American architecture and contribute a new impetus to American industrial design.”
The buildings credited to this visionary architect include the Esterhazy Castle in Hungary and the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, as well as quite a few Palm Beach buildings, like Mar-A-Lago, the Paramount Theater, and the Bath and Tennis Club. Visitors to the exhibition will get a first hand look at some of the few remaining copies of Urban’s elevations and renderings for the Mar-A-Lago estate and the Oasis Club, as well as a tour through Urban’s body of work.
Take a look at a few of Urban’s most famous buildings below.
For more information about this exciting exhibit celebrating Urban’s unique and original vision, visit the Flagler Museum.