8/28/13

Three Great Fall Programs - Barry Byrne at Unity Temple, Playboy Architecture and St. Ignatius / Holy Family

SAVE THE DATES!  DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE EXCITING EVENTS

Summary:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
Vince Michael on Barry Byrne: Lecture, Reception, Book-Signing at Unity Temple
875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois (Oak Park stop, CTA Green Line).

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius Prep. School, Architectural Collection, Holy Family Church
Meet at St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, reception at 5:30, talk at 6:00.
“Playboy” Architecture: 1953 - 1979 with Beatriz Colomina
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Columbus Drive Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive at Jackson Boulevard.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
Vince Michael on Barry Byrne: Lecture, Reception & Book-Signing at Unity Temple
Unity Temple 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois (Oak Park stop, CTA Green Line).


Courtesy University of Illinois Press




































Chicago architect Barry Byrne apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright from 1902 to 1907, serving as structural engineer at Unity Temple.  Byrne went on to Seattle and worked with Wright’s sons in California.  Byrne also worked for Walter Burley Griffin.  He designed many revolutionary buildings for the Catholic Church, i.e. the Saint Thomas the Apostle (1924) in Hyde Park, and churches in Ireland.  Join SAH for a lecture on Byrne by Vince Michael, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund in Palo Alto and former director of the Preservation Program at the School of the Art Institute.  Michael’s book will be available for sale, and is a long overdue look at this very talented architect. Please reserve early for this!

$10.00 for SAH members. $15.00 for non-members.  $5.00 for Students

Pay at door but reservations are required: sahchicago@gmail.com

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Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius Prep., Architectural Fragment Collection, and Holy Family Church Visit
Meet at St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road.

















Join SAH for an extraordinary tour of the St. Ignatius Prep School grounds, with its amazing collection of lost city architectural fragments (including the only remaining Louis Sullivan Chicago Stock Exchange terra cotta cornice fragment, 22’ in length - over 10 tons) 
The culmination of Father Arnold J. Damen work in Chicago, the Second Empire-style brick school edifice was designed by Canadian architect Toussaint Menard; constructed from 1866-1869. It is a rare and distinctive example of institutional design pre-dating the Chicago fire of 1871. The additions to the 19-acre campus since the early days amount to 23,000 square feet. We will also tour Holy Family Church immediately to the west at 1080 W. Roosevelt Road (also spared in the fire: 1859 structure by architects Dillenburg & Zucher; fa├žade additions and interior, 1860, by John Van Osdel; 1874 steeple by John P. Huber; 2002 restoration by architect John Vinci; look for its angel choir of full-size musicians).


$10.00 for SAH members. $15.00 for non-members.  $5.00 for Students

Reservations are required and space is limited:  sahchicago@gmail.com 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013, reception at 5:30, talk at 6:00.
Playboy Architecture: 1953 - 1979 with Professor Beatriz Colomina
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Columbus Drive Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive at Jackson Boulevard.

Courtesy Princeton University Media and Modernity Program and copyright Playboy Enterprises







Princeton Professor Beatriz Colomina’s lecture will focus on a recent exhibition organized around how Chicago-based “Playboy Magazine” deployed architecture design to shape a new identity for the American man. The exhibition was based on a three-year research project led by Professor Colomina on the influences of “Playboy Magazine” and the Playboy clubs on architectural design in the period from 1953 to 1979, whether in the design of the clubs, or in the dissemination of ideas about swinging bachelor pads, conversation pits, portable playhouses, and penthouse apartments. The lecture is sponsored jointly by CCSAH and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

More information on the exhibition from Princeton's Media and Modernity Program

$10.00 for SAH members. $15.00 for non-members.  Free for SAIC Students

Reservations are required and space is limited:  sahchicago@gmail.com 


2/14/13

“Berlin Rising”: An illustrated slide lecture by architectural historian Susan Benjamin

Jewish Museum, Berlin, by Daniel Libeskind, 2001 Courtesy Liebeskind
“Berlin Rising”: An illustrated slide lecture by architectural historian Susan Benjamin

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30 check-in, 6:00 talk.

Where: AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive, 2nd floor.

What: Join Susan Benjamin on an historical and architectural odyssey through Berlin, Potsdam and the Bauhaus at Dessau - a trip in 2012 led by Brown University architectural historian Dietrich Naumann.  Susan will present an illustrated lecture with photos of seldom-seen places including a ‘Habitation’ by Le Corbusier and Erich Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower. Like Chicago in 1871, Berlin experienced a rebirth in 1945, with particularly astonishing changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the city became the scene of multiple building projects. Today it is a city of vibrant new architecture, with contributions by Frank Gehry, Helmut Jahn, Daniel Libeskind, Peter Eisenman, and many others.  The streetscape is unique in reflecting the city’s war-torn, sordid past, with buildings from Hitler’s regime and from the Karl Friedrich Schinkel era.

Reception: At AIA Chicago before the lecture.

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

RSVP: by email to  jrfree3500@aol.com ,

or call Judy Freeman at (773)929-0329  by Feb. 18th.

Space is limited, please reply early!

 

Architect Duncan Stroik on Church Design, April 9th


Holy Family Church, Nebraska

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Anderson Hall, ground floor coffee area.

Reception and lecture by Notre Dame University architecture professor and church architect, Duncan G. Stroik.  Mr. Stroik will present his church projects - often neoclassical in style - ranging from small renovations to large and imposing contemporary structures. Non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers provided. Attendees may also visit the new addition to the Fourth Presbyterian Church by Gensler Architects, including Buchanan Chapel, dedicated this January, which has excellent views of the original 1912 Ralph Adams Cram NeoGothic church and of neighboring Michigan Avenue rooftops, including the Palmolive Building.

Cost: $7.00 to members and $10.00 to non-members.

Parking: Vouchers available for 900 N. Michigan Parking Garage use.

RSVP: Email by April 1 to jrfree3500@aol.com.

 

2013 On the Road with CCSAH: Black Point and Lake Geneva Country Club, Wisconsin

Black Point Photo Courtesy Vince Michael
2013 On the Road with CCSAH: Black Point and Lake Geneva Country Club, Wisconsin

When:  Sunday, June 30, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Black Point Museum at Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Cost: Details TBA for members and non-members.

Meals: Box lunch at Linn Town Park. Late afternoon buffet dinner at the Lake Geneva Country Club.

What: Save the date! Come join CCSAH for an all-day bus outing to the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and beer brewer Conrad Seipp’s Black Point estate of 1888 by Adolph Cudell (with partner Blumenthal, architect of old Aldine Square and the Peter Schoenhofen Brewing Administration building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood). The Conrad Seipp house, with its lovely Queen Anne details, lake views, and boat dock will enchant with its Widow’s Walk, lavish interior details, original children’s dollhouse, verandas, and verdant landscaping of a bygone era. On property originally known as the resort ‘Kaye’s Park’, the house contains thirteen bedrooms, a grand staircase, pot-bellied stoves, elaborate woodwork and mirrors, Gilded Age light fixtures, and sumptuous fireplaces.

As this bus trip is limited to 43 persons, please inquire for registration form and RSVP by June 10 to Judy Freeman by telephone at (773)929-0329, or by email to jrfree3500@aol.com

 

1/25/13

Benjamin Marshall Book Seeks Images / Information


The Benjamin Marshall Society needs your help!

The Benjamin Marshall Society is preparing a book about Benjamin Marshall’s architecture, life and impact on Chicago -- our own urban environment. This will be the first such book on this important Chicago design personality and we need you to help us on many different fronts, including helping us locate publishable rare historic photos and printed memorabilia about his works. Did you or your family members attend any dinners at the Drake, Edgewater Beach, or Blackstone Hotels, or perhaps see performances at , say, the Blackstone theater? Do you have any photographic souvenirs tucked away in an album from one of those events from long ago? Please get in touch with us if you have any rare brochures, photos, postcards, or other historic visual materials that might enrich the photographic content of our book which is scheduled for a fall-winter 2014 release. We’ll borrow and return any and all items, and scan those that will be used in the book.  For further information contact the society through: benmarshallsociety@yahoo.com