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Alice Friedman, Lecture
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Richard Neutra, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, California 1946. Photo: Slim Aarons

Architectural historian Alice Friedman will discuss her new book, American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture. There will be a book signing following the lecture.

Alice T. Friedman is the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art and Director of the McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College. In 2009-10, she is also serving as co-director of the Architecture Program. Her courses focus on the history of European and North American architecture, with an emphasis on social history, gender, and cultural studies. Recent seminars include "Modernisms" (co-taught with Professor Patricia Berman), “The Architecture of Leisure,” “Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture,” “Architecture and the Spirit,” and “The Villa.”

Friedman is the author of numerous books and articles on domestic architecture, women's history and patronage, including House and Household in Elizabethan England: Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family (University of Chicago Press, 1989) and Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History (Harry N. Abrams, 1998). Current research projects focus on mid-century modern architecture, and include a book-length study in progress entitled American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture, which will be published by Yale University Press in spring 2010.

Event Information


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4:45 PM

James M. Stewart '32 Theater
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street

Free and open to the public


This event is co-sponsored with the School of Architecture


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