Hosted by the Florida Chapter and the Coral Gables Museum | 1 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective
Doors Open: 5:30pmLecture Begins: 6:15pmQ & A: 7:15pmCocktail Reception: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Join the ICAA Florida Chapter at the Coral Gables Museum for this series of lectures on Mediterranean architecture, urbanism, practice and design – all important and relevant aspects for the city of Coral Gables and its residents.
The lecture is about the MYTH of Coral Gables, as created by Denman and George Fink (uncle and cousin of George Merrick).
The Mediterranean Revival was the creation in Florida of a mythical past that came from the imagination of a number of architects. These individuals, starting with Addison Mizner, manufactured a non-existent past out of a recreation of European models freely translated and re-interpreted. It was a continuation of a movement that had originally started in California evolving through the Mission Style and gradually evolving into a style that created a history and a tradition that is Mediterranean Revival. These architects (Willis Polk, AC Schweinfurth, and in particular Bertram Goodhue) took from Europe and from Latin American Baroque to create a tradition separated by hundreds of years from the actual Spanish Conquest.
The presentation will focus on the myths that were created through drawings by these architects, and in particular by the painter Denman Fink in Coral Gables. Gelabert Navia will also feature his sketches of Coral Gables and his own “Grand Tour” of Italy and New Mexico.
Cocktail reception to follow.
Jose A. Gelabert-Navia is a Professor and former Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami. A graduate of Cornell University, Jose has been part of the Faculty since 1981. His primary teaching focus has been in the areas of Architectural Design and History of Colonialism and Globalization in Architecture. He was the founder of the School’s Rome Program and as part of it, he teaches a course in Italian Culture every Spring. Prof. Gelabert-Navia has been the author of numerous articles and has also been a practicing architect, directing the Miami office of Perkins + Will. He has lectured in Europe and Latin America, most recently on the Sustainable Hospital in Brasilia and in Santiago, Chile this year.
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Bertram Goodhue, drawing for the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego
Denman Fink, drawing for the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables
With appreciation and gratitude to our:
Patron’s Circle Sponsors
Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design | Flower Construction | Cove Construction Group
Lead Lecture Series Sponsor
Tischler und Sohn (USA) Ltd.
Lecture Series on Mediterranean Architecture
Oct. 26, 2022 – Lecture: A Manual of Mediterranean Architecture for Coral Gables by Teófilo Victoria
Jan. 18, 2023 – Symposium: Classical & Traditional Practice an Interview with Architects Working in Coral Gables with Maria de la Guardia, Luis Trelles, Jorge Hernandez & Callum Gibb
Feb. 8, 2023 – A Conversation: Traditional Architecture by Jose Gelabert Navia
Mar. 8, 2023 – Lecture: Cultural Patrimony in Coral Gables & the Documentation and Restoration of the Fink Studio by Ricardo Lopez, Ana Alvarez & Frank Martinez
May 10, 2023 – Open Forum : Debate and Discussion a question and answer session with panel and Rhonda Anderson, City Commissioner
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: February 7, 2026
Provider Number: G193
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