Architecture in Two Dimensions
The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
How do photographers, illustrators, illuminators, and other artists imagine and represent architecture within the confines of their flat media? Do these depictions of real and imaginary edifices impact how architects think about and realize their designs, and how all of us experience the built environment? These are some of the questions this panel discussion, moderated by Frances Anderton, host of the KCRW radio program DnA: Design & Architecture, will raise. Joining Anderton will be architect/landscape architect Mario Violich from the renowned Santa Monica firm Moore Ruble Yudell. Violich creates stunning watercolors himself when studying and designing an environment. In addition, Stephen Murray, professor of art history at Columbia University, and Peter Hales, professor of art history at the University of Illinois in Chicago, will participate in the conversation. Murray, a specialist in medieval art, is currently engaged in projecting his studies of medieval cathedrals through electronic media. Hales uses his own skills as a photographer to tell cultural histories through the visual medium. Together, the panel will explore a wide range of issues in the depiction of architecture, complementing the exhibitions Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts; A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans; and Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim.
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