September 17, 2015, 6-7 pm
112 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley
$10.00 cash, at door or purchase online https://www.regonline.com/ced-fairslecture
**free to students with UCB ID
In conjunction with opening of Exceptional Expositions the Environmental Design Archives will host a program of presentations by Architectural Historian Dan Gregory and CED Assoc. Professor Andrew Shanken. Gregory’s talk “Fire Up the Scintillator!: Architecture, Allusion, and Re-Affirmation at the PPIE,” concerns the hyperbolic architectural character of the exposition — from the 435 foot-tall Tower of Jewels covered in 100,000 cut glass “Novagems” to the Oregon State Pavilion treated as a redwood tree-replica of the Parthenon.
Shanken, author of the recently published monograph Into the Void Pacific will give a talk entitled “Very Empty, But Not False: the Architecture of the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair” addressing the ways the architects of the GGIE felt Californian, thought regionally, and aspired to a “Pacific Architecture” just as modernism was radically changing the aesthetic of design.
This will be followed by a book signing of Shanken’s monograph on the Golden Gate International Exposition. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Contact: 510.642.5124 Designarchives@berkeley.edu
Chris Marino, Reference and Outreach Archivist
Environmental Design Archives
College of Environmental Design
University of California
230 Wurster Hall mc 1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820