Architecture as Ornament: Carlo Scarpa and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Reconsidered

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When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL

A lecture by George Dodds, PhD, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor at the University of Tennessee: “Today, more often than not, a building is an attention-seeking object that glorifies its owner and architect and is oblivious…to its physical, and…social context. Its plan is diagrammatic—…and…[its] exterior [seems] reduced to one purpose: to excite the eye…by clever pattern.” This opening passage from Klaus Herdog’s epoch-setting, The Decorated Diagram (1983) could easily be supplanted for a gloss of the most press-worthy projects and buildings of this century.

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