Why So Few Gardens? Chinese Architecture, 1927–1977

If anyone is in the general vicinity of Pasadena, CA this coming Tuesday and have been following our blog, you may want to check out the lecture “Why So Few Gardens? Chinese Architecture, 1927–1977” at the Huntington Library.

Professor Steinhardt was the person who originally introduced my family to our now good friend, Dr. Jeff Cody of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. She and Dr. Cody co-edited  Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts I had the pleasure of meeting her in person a few months ago when she was lecturing at UCLA. She was very encouraging and supportive of the research we’ve been doing on my grandfather.

Her lecture at the Huntington will focus on  the time period and the people my grandfather would have considered his classmates and peers.  He studied in Paris in the 1920’s where as many of his classmates went to study in America at colleges such as the University of Pennsylvania.

Nancy S. Steinhardt, professor of East Asian art at the University of Pennsylvania, examines the work of China’s four greatest 20th-century architects, who were given the mandate of constructing a new China. Through their personal stories, spanning tumultuous decades of war and internal strife, Steinhardt explores the intimate relationship between architecture, modernism, and the political arena. Free; no reservations required. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.

The lecture is on Tuesday, February 18, 7:30pm
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
Ahmason Room, Brody Botanical Center
Free, no reservations required

I hope to see you there!



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