Emmy-Award Winning Writer and Renowned Architect James Sanders to Speak at St. Joseph's College Annual Founders Day Lecture BROOKLYN, N.Y - October 11, 2007 - St. Joseph's College is pleased to announce that Mr. James Sanders will serve as the guest lecturer for the College's annual Founders Day lecture. On Monday, October 22, 2007, he will deliver a talk entitled, "Ever-Changing City: New York Past, Present and Future," at 4:30 p.m. at the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on 245 Clinton Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
With Ric Burns, Mr. Sanders co-conceived and co-wrote the 172-hour, eight-part PBS series, “New York: A Documentary Film,” and co-authored its companion volume, New York: An Illustrated History. Widely viewed and critically acclaimed across the country, the series received six Emmy nominations, two Emmy Awards, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Mr. Sanders and Mr. Burns also co-wrote “Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film,” which received a George Foster Peabody Award in 2007.
Mr. Sanders is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Architectural Record. As the principal of the architecture and urban design firm James Sanders & Associates, his projects include public work for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Pershing Square Management Association in Los Angeles, and the Parks Council, where he co-designed and implemented an innovative series of urban amenities and improvements for Bryant Park in Manhattan. In addition, his book, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, an exploration of the century-long relationship of the city and film, became the basis for a major multimedia exhibit in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Time Warner Cable.