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Book Talk: "Architects' Gravesites" with Henry Kuehn

Join author Henry Kuehn for a tour through images and anecdotes from his new book, Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide (2017, The MIT Press), a guide to the final resting places of famous architects from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright. All working architects leave behind a string of monuments to themselves in the form of buildings they have designed. But what about the final spaces that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects’ gravesites more monumental—more architectural—than others? This unique book is an illustrated guide to more than 200 gravesites of famous architects, almost all of them in the United States. Led by our intrepid author, we find that most graves of architects are not monumental but rather modest, that many architects did not design their final resting places, and that a surprising number had their ashes scattered. Henry will share his discovery of these facts and more with us.

Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Speaker: Henry H. Kuehn, a leading executive in the medical industry before his retirement, has a longstanding interest and involvement in architecture, working with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Chicago Architecture Foundation of which he is a Life Trustee.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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