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Bard Birthday Breakfast 2006

Bard Birthday Breakfast 2006

December 19, 2006
8:30 AM
Harvard Club of New York City

The New York Preservation Archive Project held its 3rd Annual Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit on the morning of December 19, 2006 at the Harvard Club of New York City. The annual Breakfast Benefit gives NYPAP an occasion to celebrate the legacy of Albert S. Bard, one of New York’s vital, past civic leaders, and an opportunity to recall the contributions Bard and his colleagues made to aesthetic regulation, the preservation movement, and other causes that shaped public policy and enhanced the livability of many communities. Bard’s contributions were significant both in New York and across the United States. The issues raised by Bard are still relevant today and are being examined by a new generation of thinkers and activists involved with aesthetic regulation, culture, and politics. 

The selection of Catherine Gudis as the 2006 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit speaker reflects continuing concern for these topics. Catherine Gudis, the author of Buyways: Billboards, Automobiles and the American Landscape (Routledge, 2004), spoke on the history of advertising and its regulation, tying together several cultural and civic organizations and proponents of aesthetic regulation.

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Above: Invitation to the 2006 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit; Courtesy of the New York Preservation Archive Project