Following World War II, the United States and Europe sought to address the dire need for public and affordable housing through new building. The decades after war saw the development of many innovative design, construction and social arrangements. This legacy represents an important part of our collective architectural and cultural heritage but its preservation is plagued by many practical and social issues. By bringing together American and International experts, the Fitch Colloquium seeks to create a dialogue about the preservation of these buildings, which are at the intersection of social, physical, cultural and architectural values.
Docomomo US and World Monuments Fund invite you to a presentation entitled, Materials and Surfaces of the Tugendhat House: Investigation and Preservation of Authenticity.
By DR. IVO HAMMER, conservator, art historian, chairman of the Tugendhat House International Committee.
On Tuesday, November 15th, join Docomomo US/NY Tri-State for an evening with Hicks Stone as he presents his new book, Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect (Rizzoli). Hicks Stone, Edward Durell Stone's youngest son, himself a practicing architect, documents the breadth of his father's life and career. A unique and at times honest depiction of his father, Hicks presents an authoritative biography of one of the most controversial figures of twentieth-century architecture.
Serge Chermayeff's work spanned six decades and half the globe. He was an architect with no qualifications whose work was internationally acclaimed, a teacher who hoped to redefine architecture and modernism together, and an ecological visionary.
Join Alan Powers, author of Serge Chermayeff, Designer, Architect, Teacher (RIBA Publications, 2001) as he explains the consistent threads in Chermayeff's thinking and the nature of his unique contribution to the Modern Movement.
Monday, February 28, 2011, 6:15 pm
New York University Department of Art History
Silver Center, Room 301
100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)
On Tuesday, October 26, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts will host a free lecture celebrating the release of The Architecture of Harry Weese, a new book by Robert Bruegmann and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik. The public is invited to experience the architecture of Harry Weese firsthand by joining Bruegmann for a lecture on the architect’s legacy in one of his most important buildings, the Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. Built in 1968, the church is a consummate example of the architect’s pioneering style and his significant contributions to Chicago’s architectural history. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.