Robert Venturi's Rome: The 10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/Symposium
Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter | 4.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
Perhaps no other Philadelphia architect has received more recognition and wielded more influence in the second half of the 20th century than did Robert Venturi (1925-2018). His 1966 “gentle manifesto,” Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, catapulted him into the forefront of American architecture and architects. As one of the most significant theoretical works on architectural theory, this book has been recognized to be heavily influenced by Venturi’s two-year tenure at the American Academy of Rome from 1954 to 1956 and uses many Roman buildings to illustrate his theories. In 2017, two more recent Rome Fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, published their book, Robert Venturi’s Rome, which re-examines the Roman buildings and places that exemplified Venturi’s ideas with the perspective of fifty years of architectural advancements. The book includes exclusive watercolor illustrations inspired by the black and white illustrations by Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Join us for the 10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/Symposium which will feature Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, joined by their fellow architectural colleague, Steven W. Semes, as they discuss Robert Venturi’s Rome. In addition to the lectures, there will be a small exhibit of the original watercolors done by Fisher and Harby to illustrate their book.
Visit the Philadelphia Chapter's website for a full schedule of the symposium and more about the speakers.
Includes seated breakfast and lunch. Please note The Union League’s Dress Code: Business casual attire: defined as a collared shirt and pressed slacks for men and comparable attire for women. No jeans, athletic wear, or sneakers.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
AIA Continuing Education Provider Information
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 23, 2022
Provider Number: G193
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Stephen Harby; Frederick Fisher; Steven W. Semes