Books & Literature


Friday 8th March 2019 — 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 is a meditation on time and place and an ode to the New York and Paris of yesterday—before the internet and 24/7 news. These two great cities, connecting the Old World and the New, are the cultural capitals of the West. Frank Van Riper’s striking black and white photographs and eloquent text capture the 20th-century romance and grit of these two remarkable places when the pace of daily life was slower and somehow less threatening.

Drawing on his talents as a documentary photographer and journalist, Frank Van Riper reflects on a time when one could visit the Eiffel Tower without seeing police and automatic weapons, when a ride on the New York subway cost 15 cents, when the smell of fresh-baked baguettes wafted over nearly every Parisian neighborhood— when the Coney Island parachute ride still thrilled thousands.

Event in English. Books available for sale. Light refreshments after event.

AFDC Member / Culture Pass: $10 + Processing Fees  - General Admission: $15 + Processing Fees.

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  • Guests must pay the non-member price.
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2 hours street parking from 7:30am to 8:30pm.

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