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Next Thursday, November 21, consider playing hooky from work or school and hop on the LIRR to see Louise Fili discuss her work at Farmingdale State College.

Louise’s work will be on display at the Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall until December 20th.

Admission is free!

Guastavino Vaulting | Lecture & Exhibition

Lecture with author John Ochsendorf

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM

New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library

455 Fifth Avenue

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces
Exhibition through January 20, 2014
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C

Lecture | La Maison Française NYU

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On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as “Homme de Lettres” (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more than fifty books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of letters.

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres is the first in-depth study of Le Corbusier as a writer as well as an architect. Featuring more than two hundred archival images from Le Corbusier’s life and work, this groundbreaking book examines his many writing projects from 1907 to 1947, as well as his letters written to two mentors: Charles L’Eplattenier and William Ritter. In Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres author M. Christine Boyer focuses on the development of his writing style as it morphed from romantic prose to aphorisms and telegraphic bulletins.

For each of his books, Le Corbusier was meticulous about the design of the page layout, the form of the type, the impact of the ideas, and even the promotional material. As a man of letters, Le Corbusier expected to contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the twentieth century. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres shows for the first time how his voluminous output books, diaries, letters, sketchbooks, travel notebooks, lecture transcriptions, exposition catalogs, journal articles reflects not just a compulsion to write, but a passion for advancing his ideas about the relationship between architecture, urbanism, and society in a new machine age.

Le Corbusier: The Writings of an Architect
Lecture by M. Christine Boyer
Thursday, February 21, 7:30pm
La Maison Française, NYU
16 Washington Mews (at University Place)

Lecture | John Comazzi on ‘Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography’

Author John Comazzi will discuss the life and career of Balthazar Korab, the subject of his recent book Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

The lecture will be illustrated by images from Korab’s portfolio of commissioned architectural photographs. Works featured will include Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York; the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana; Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall; Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University; Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum; and Salk Institute among many others.

Thursday, October 25, 
6:00pm
New York City

The Map as Art | Curator & Artist Talk

In conjunction with the opening reception of The Map as Art, hear Katharine “Kitty” Harmon, co-curator of the exhibition and author of The Map as Art, along with Joyce Kozloff, featured artist in the exhibition and book, discuss their worlds of maps and art. A book signing will follow the lecture. The exhibition The Map as Art is on view September 14, 2012 – April 21, 2013 at the Kemper Museum.

Friday, September 14
Reception: 5:30–7:30pm / Talk: 6:30pm

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, Missouri
Meeting Room, Free