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Robert Venturi's Rome
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM Blue Note
Date: November 09, 2019 to November 09, 2019
Where: Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St., New York, New York, United States, 10012
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Robert Venturi's Rome10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/SymposiumFeaturing Stephen Harby, Frederick Fisher, and Steven SemesIncludes seated breakfast and lunch. Perhaps no other Philadelphia architect has received more recognition and wielded more influence in the second half of the 20th century than did Robert Venturi (1925-2018). His 1966 "gentle manifesto," Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, catapulted him into the forefront of American architecture and architects. As one of the most significant theoretical works on architectural theory, this book has been recognized to be heavily influenced by Venturi's two-year tenure at the American Academy of Rome from 1954 to 1956 and uses many Roman buildings to illustrate his theories. In 2017, two more recent Rome Fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, published their book, Robert Venturi's Rome, which re-examines the Roman buildings and places that exemplified Venturi's ideas with the perspective of fifty years of architectural advancements. The book includes exclusive watercolor illustrations inspired by the black and white illustrations by Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter for the 10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/Symposium which will feature Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, joined by their fellow architectural colleague, Stephen Semes, as they discuss Robert Venturi's Rome. In addition to the lectures, there will be a small exhibit of the original watercolors done by Fisher and Harby to illustrate their book. For speaker bios and full event schedule, visit here. ICAA Members - $100.00 General Admission - $125.00 Students - $90.00
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