Wednesday / May 13, 2015 / 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Le Corbusier, From Decoration to Functionalism Free lecture by SAH member Jean-Louis Cohen WPA Chicago, 314 W Superior St, Chicago
|Professor Jean-Louis Cohen will lecture on the development of Le Corbusier’s theories of interior architecture and the evolution of the classical “art decoratifs” to the radical experiments of “equipment de l’habitation.” Jean-Louis Cohen is a French architect and architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and city planning. Since 1994, he has been the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. In honor of Modern Luxury Interior Chicago’s Spring Issue, the magazine and WPA will be hosting a reception prior to the lecture. Following the lecture, appetizers and seasonal cocktails will be served in WPA’s showroom, an opportunity to meet and greet with Jean-Louis Cohen. Sponsored by: AIA Chicago, Modern Luxury Interiors, WPA Chicago Learning Units: 2.0 LUs Member Price: Free Non-Member Price: Free REGISTER HERE (http://www.aiachicago.org/store/view_cart)
As It Is In Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Design and Faith
Included in this exhibition are rare examples of gift drawings. These moving and sincere images were drawn in the mid-1800s. Shaker brothers and sisters created them to motivate one another to greater faith and love for their community at a time when Shaker membership numbers were falling. These drawings are on loan from the collections of Eric Maffei, and David Schorsch and Eileen Smiles.Also included are examples of gift songs. The Shakers produced thousands of songs using their own musical notation system. Shaker music is perhaps best known by the song “Simple Gifts,” popularized by American composer Aaron Copland in his orchestral suite, “Appalachian Spring.” The songs are on loan from the Hamilton College Archives in Clinton, New York, and several private collections.
In addition to the gift drawings and gift songs, this exhibition has several outstanding pieces of furniture and objects from collectors in the Midwest, including: Robert and Janice Campbell; James and Lori Gelbort; Ray and Judy McCaskey; and Thomas and Jan Pavlovic.
(taken from the Society of Architectural Historians website)
The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park. Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one-thousand-plus featured buildings. Laurie Petersen, Zurich Esposito, and Bill Hinchliff will show images and discuss the iconic new buildings as well as hidden gems featured in the book.
Laurie Petersen edited the third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago (and was the associate editor of the first two editions). Zurich Esposito is the executive vice president of AIA Chicago. Bill Hinchliff has lectured and given tours of Chicago architecture for over 30 years.
Books will be available for purchase, and the author(s) will sign books at the program’s conclusion.
Seating in the library’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max.
SPONSORED BYUniversity of Illinois Press, Chicago Public Library, AIA Chicago
MEMBER PRICE Free
NON MEMBER PRICE Free