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 


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