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    Steel: Photographs by Patricia Layman Bazelon

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    • August 1995: Steel: Photographs by Patricia Layman Bazelon, an exhibition of photographs recording the architecture of Bethlehem Steel’s now demolished Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company in Buffalo, New York, will be presented at The Brooklyn Museum from October 13, 1995, through February 4, 1996. Organized by Barbara Head Millstein, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the exhibition comprises seventeen color photographs selected from a series Bazelon began in 1987.

      The Lackawanna plant, and many buildings like it, were constructed around the turn of the century along Buffalo’s Lake Erie shore. These structures inspired, in part, the utopian vision of the Modernist city championed by such architects as Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. Bazelon’s photographs, taken after the demise of both the plant and the Modernist ideals it embodied, are a testament to the heroic proportions of America’s industrial age and the beauty of purely functional form.

      Bazelon, born and educated in London, began to take photographs in the late 1960s to facilitate her work with cinematographers while producing television commercials for New York advertising agencies. She abandoned commercial production in 1976, devoting her time to photography. Her work has since been widely published and exhibited, and has entered a number of public and private collections.


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    • Fascinating Rhythms and Costumes at the West Indian ParadeSeptember 5, 1995 By LIZETTE ALVAREZ"A shallow wooden bowl of corn and nuts in one hand, a long bottle of perfume in the other, Michael Manswell marched down Eastern Parkway yesterday, casting blessings every few feet in New York City's largest and most outrageous street celebration, the West Indian-American Day Parade. "The food signifies wealth and constant growth,' said Mr...."
    • To Brooklyn, for a Country WeekendSeptember 8, 1995 By IRA BERKOW"YOU'RE fed up with the muggy city, the glass-and-steel jungle of Manhattan, the honk and shout and backfire of the streets, like a symphony gone bonkers. You need a break, one of those weekend getaways you dream about. Where there's the shady coolness of an arbor, a green-grass park without end, a broad lake for boating, a world-class museum,..."
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