TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
$25 per FoGH member
$30 per Non-member
Top: Chadwick house in Eaglemont, Victoria Australia, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.; Bottom: Pioneers of Modernism book jackets.
PIONEERS OF MODERNISM:
The Arts and Crafts Movement
Lecture by Harriet Edquist
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This presentation will explore the ways in which the architecture of the Australian Arts and Crafts movement was influenced by concurrent movements, and how it informed the development of Modernism in Australia. Of particular interest will be the resonance between the California bungalow and Australia's own version of the typology.
Harriet Edquist is Professor of Architectural History and Head of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). She is the author of a number of books including Harold Desbrowe-Annear: A Life In Architecture, Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia, and numerous other titles related to architecture and design of the Victorian period forward.
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
Lecure: $25 per member
Tour*: $75 per member
Photo courtesy of Douglas Keister
FoGH MEMBERS ONLY EVENT!
STORIES IN STONE:
Lecture and Tour at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena
by Douglas Keister
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lecture: 6:00p.m. | Tour*: 7:00p.m.
*Advance ticketing is required. Limited number of tour tickets available, early ticketing is strongly recommended.
Douglas Keister, who has been called “America’s chief tombstone tourist” by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Rita Braver, will be giving an informative and entertaining lecture illustrated with photographs of cemeteries and funerary art from around the world.
As a special bonus, Doug will guide a limited number of guests on a candlelight tour of Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. The tour will feature funerary architecture, secret societies, cemetery symbolism and even a unique hollow tombstone. We’ll end the tour by visiting the resting place of George Reeves, the original Superman.
Note: Votive lights will be provided. Please wear flat, broad heeled shoes as we will be walking on grass and unpaved surfaces.
Doug Keister gives annual nighttime Halloween cemetery tours at his hometown cemetery in Chico, California and has been honored as a co-tour director at the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York. Doug has authored six books on cemeteries, from his seminal work on funerary architecture, Going Out In Style to his latest cemetery-centric book, Stories In Stone Paris. Doug has spoken at dozens of venues across America including the Smithsonian Institution and the Cooper Union in New York. In March, 2014 he spoke at the Gamble House on Storybook Style architecture.