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Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela


"Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela," examines the distinctive "prewar" streetscapes of Park, Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and Sutton Place. With some 75 buildings to his credit, Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Browse a selection of images from the exhibition here, and visit the Museum through October 28th to see more.
883 Fifth Ave. [The Residence of Josiah M. Fiske.]

883 Fifth Ave. [The Residence of Josiah M. Fiske.]

The residence of Josiah M. Fiske at the southeast corner of 5th Ave. and 70th St.

2 East 70th Street at 5th Avenue. Blair Residence, general exterior.

2 East 70th Street at 5th Avenue. Blair Residence, general exterior.


2 East 70th Street at the S.E. corner of 5th Avenue. Apartments, formerly C. Ledyard Blair residence, general view.

2 East 70th Street at the S.E. corner of 5th Avenue. Apartments, formerly C. Ledyard Blair residence, general view.


960 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Ladies' dressing room.

960 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Ladies' dressing room.


Mrs. T. J. Lewis (Elizabeth Arden) [residence]. Terrace looking south.

Mrs. T. J. Lewis (Elizabeth Arden) [residence]. Terrace looking south.

Located at 834 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

720 Park Avenue. Apartment building

720 Park Avenue. Apartment building


Jesse Isidor Strauss Residence, 720 Park Avenue. Library.

Jesse Isidor Strauss Residence, 720 Park Avenue. Library.


Frederick H. Frazier [residence]. Living room toward hall.

Frederick H. Frazier [residence]. Living room toward hall.

720 Park Avenue.

740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Apartment building.

740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Apartment building.


740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Apartment, exterior. base and entrance detail.

740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Apartment, exterior. base and entrance detail.


Louis de L'Aigle Munds Residence, 740 Park Avenue. Painting and sideboard.

Louis de L'Aigle Munds Residence, 740 Park Avenue. Painting and sideboard.


A.V. Stout [residence]. Window.

A.V. Stout [residence]. Window.

Located at 770 Park Avenue, NYC.

770 Park Avenue and 73rd Street, S.W. corner. Apartment building, entrance door.

770 Park Avenue and 73rd Street, S.W. corner. Apartment building, entrance door.


1 Sutton Place South. Detail of lower part of apartments.

1 Sutton Place South. Detail of lower part of apartments.


1 Sutton Place South. Apartments, Phipps Estate, general view from N.W.

1 Sutton Place South. Apartments, Phipps Estate, general view from N.W.


[East River bank from Queensboro Bridge.]

[East River bank from Queensboro Bridge.]


955 Fifth Avenue. Apartment House, drawing.

955 Fifth Avenue. Apartment House, drawing.


1184 Lexington Avenue, also called 133 East 80th Street. Apartments, record photo.

1184 Lexington Avenue, also called 133 East 80th Street. Apartments, record photo.


995 5th Avenue at the S.E. corner of 81st Street. Apartment Hotel, The Stanhope.

995 5th Avenue at the S.E. corner of 81st Street. Apartment Hotel, The Stanhope.


Madison Avenue, N. from 72nd St. Tiffany House About 1900.

Madison Avenue, N. from 72nd St. Tiffany House About 1900.

The northwest corner of Madison Ave. at 72nd St. and the Romanesque Apartment Mansion commissioned by...

19 East 72nd Street. Apartment building

19 East 72nd Street. Apartment building


19 East 72nd Street. Interior, lobby

19 East 72nd Street. Interior, lobby


834 5th Avenue and 64th Street, N.E. corner. Fifteen-story apartments.

834 5th Avenue and 64th Street, N.E. corner. Fifteen-story apartments.


834 5th Avenue at 64th Street, N.E. corner. Haggin residence, formerly Crocker residence(?).

834 5th Avenue at 64th Street, N.E. corner. Haggin residence, formerly Crocker residence(?).


Hugh Baker [residence], 834 Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C.

Hugh Baker [residence], 834 Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C.


Hugh Baker [residence]. Sun room through arch.

Hugh Baker [residence]. Sun room through arch.

834 Fifth Avenue.

Mrs. T. J. Lewis (Elizabeth Arden) [residence]. Pent house looking north.

Mrs. T. J. Lewis (Elizabeth Arden) [residence]. Pent house looking north.

Located at 834 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

856 Fifth Avenue. Apartment building

856 Fifth Avenue. Apartment building


856 5th Avenue at the S.E. corner of 67th Street. Residence of Judge Elbert T. Gary.

856 5th Avenue at the S.E. corner of 67th Street. Residence of Judge Elbert T. Gary.


Thomas Cochrane [residence]. Table, lamp, chest and painting.

Thomas Cochrane [residence]. Table, lamp, chest and painting.

856 Fifth Avenue.

Thomase Cochrane [residence]. Vertical detail of library.

Thomase Cochrane [residence]. Vertical detail of library.

856 Fifth Avenue.

Thomas Cochrane [residence].

Thomas Cochrane [residence].

856 Fifth Avenue.

Thomas Cochrane [residence]. Dressing room.

Thomas Cochrane [residence]. Dressing room.

856 Fifth Avenue.

960 Fifth Avenue. Dining room, general view.

960 Fifth Avenue. Dining room, general view.


960 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Sofa and mirror detail in lounge.

960 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Sofa and mirror detail in lounge.

View of sofa set in mirror.

19 East 72nd Street. Interior, lobby

19 East 72nd Street. Interior, lobby


Cigarette Box

Cigarette Box

Rectangular box with hinged lid, gilded on interior, opening to a cedrela wood box with one divider,...

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