Dates: 06 – 08 Feb, 2014
Each year the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture hosts an interdisciplinary symposium entitled Atmosphere. This symposium explores the less tangible aspects of design and experience: the ephemeral, social, situational, emotional, elemental, phenomenal and epiphenomenal conditions of our shared world.
The theme of Atmosphere 2014 is Action. “Action” shifts attention from designed objects to design motives, agencies, conditions and effects. “Action” poses questions about performative and collaborative modes of making and inhabitation. “Action” prompts designers and researchers to reflect on their modus operandi, and on the actions and interactions of the diverse materials, circumstances, policies and people they work with. “Action” invites consideration of the transformative agencies of situations and situated events.
Dates: 01 Feb, 2014
The second annual By Design conference held on February 1, 2014 will focus on the collaborative relationship between business leaders & creative directors. Hear from industry leaders working in fashion, tech, media, design, and film speak on the process of innovation and implementation. Immerse yourself in conversations about how these leading professionals have pushed their companies internally, with both creative and business strategies to create visionary outcomes. Learn from start-ups, small studios, and large companies about the working relationships behind a project's success, the power of creativity and the process behind its influence.
Last year, the Conference drew over 400 participants, including industry leaders, professionals, and students from a number of schools, with speakers from over 25 companies and organizations to engage in discussions on the creative process and education.
The xDesign Conference is a collaborative effort between groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design & the Harvard Business School. It aims to leverage expertise within the University by bringing together creative thinkers, design luminaries, professors, experts from various background, and students to engage, debate and reinterpret the design process for a selected subject. Read the original xDesign manifesto from last year [here]. Each year the conference provides the opportunity to explore a new topic and new format responding to topical issues around the organizing student groups and the University at large.
Dates: 12 – 15 Mar, 2014
VRA 32, A Visual Approach continues the rich tradition of offering exceptional opportunities to engage with VRA colleagues around inspiring programs, speakers and special events. On behalf of the Executive Board, I am pleased to welcome you to A Visual Approach, the 2014 Visual Resources Association’s Annual Conference, held in Milwaukee “Cream City,” Wisconsin, March 12-15, 2014.
Our conference hotel is the historic Pfister Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, just blocks from train and bus stations, both of which connect up with the airport. Built in 1893 as a “Grand Hotel of the West,” it features a much acclaimed Victorian art collection on display throughout the ornate and elegant lobby, meeting rooms and corridors. The Pfister’s “Artist in Residence Program” is the only one in the United States. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the studio of the current artist, Stephanie Barenz, who is also an expert on the hotel’s collection and architecture. The hotel is a ten minute walk from Santiago Calatrava’s dazzling Milwaukee Art Museum. Also nearby you will find an interesting collection of theaters, breweries, civic and industrial buildings, great examples of the Germanic, Flemish, and Richardson Romanesque architectural styles. There are unique restaurants in every direction within walking distance from the hotel, offering combinations of local Wisconsin beers, bratwursts, sausages, and cheeses, all extremely affordable.
Join us for an exciting conference in mid-March in lively, historic Milwaukee.
Dates: 03 – 13 Jun, 2014
Digital Visualization Workshop, June 3-13, 2014
This course will teach a range of digital skills in 3D modeling, visualization, and mapping technologies to enable participants to engage historical questions with emerging digital tools. As in the previous editions of the workshop, the technologies will be taught through the use of a theme: in 2014 the focus will be on Venice and its islands. Participants will use the city and the lagoon as a “laboratory” through which to examine questions such as change over time and dynamic process in urban and rural environments, showing how man-made spaces respond to social and economic process and transformation.
The aim of the workshop is to train scholars in how new technologies can be integrated with the study of historical and material culture. The workshop will focus on a range of visualization tools that can be used in a wide variety of research areas, in particular modeling change over time in urban space and the production of maps and low-cost photogrammetry.
Dates: 22 Jan – 15 Mar, 2014
This one-day biennial conference aims at supporting the exchange between foreign cultural Institutes and University of Rome - Tor Vergata, a traditional place for international discussion of architectural culture. Call for papers is open to foreign research fellows, PhD candidates, scholars and professors currently in Italy whose research is relative to Roman art and architecture and representation of the city.
The conference is divided in four sections:
1- contemporary architecture (19th-21st c.)
2- Early Modern architecture (15th-18 c.)
3- relationship between archaeology and architecture
4- relationship landscape and architecture
The conference will close with a final discussion.
The proposal for a 10-12 minute presentation concerning exclusively the above topics should be sent as 100 words abstract before 15th March 2014 to the coordinator Giuseppe Bonaccorso (email@example.com).
The successful applicants will be notified by 19th March 2014.
The official language of the conference is italian; papers may be presented also in English, French or Spanish.
Dates: 22 Jan – 01 May, 2014
We invite 20 minute papers addressing the questions raised in the
synopsis from architectural historians, theorists, designers and professionals,
workers and producers involved in the ‘industry of architecture’ as well as
those working on these issues from other disciplines including film-making,
art practice and performance. We welcome contributions that explore these
contemporary developments and also those that ask what theoretical and
critical approaches may be appropriate for their interrogation.
Might the architectural humanities extend approaches already found in
construction history, economic history, labour history, critical geography
or in science and technology studies to explore these issues without losing
sight of questions of design, aesthetics and affect? What other discourses
such as process philosophies, relational ontologies or new materialism
offer potentials for understanding these constellations of humans and
nonhumans, structures and operations? What politics can be brought to,
and are already found, in the industries of architecture? To what extent do
discourses of gender and difference challenge the ways we might think
about work on site and in the office? Are critical strategies of design always
already informed by industry and must this be a problem? Can critical
practice operate within the conditions of production rather than find a
space in which to operate outside them?
Industries of Architecture recognises that there has been work in research
and practice where concerns with the production of architecture were
central, whether the enquiries of Sigfried Giedion or Reyner Banham into
the entanglements of industrial developments and modern architecture,
or the workerist-informed theory of the Venice School, the investigations
of the Bartlett International Summer School into the production of the
built environment, or in Brazil, Arquitectura Nova’s work at theorising and
altering the role of architectural design in the organisation of labour on the
building site. As well as new approaches to present conditions, and in order
to support the same, we encourage re-evaluations of this earlier work or
historical studies of, for example, labour on and off site (and in the office),
relations of material and immaterial labour, management and organisation,
products and materials manufacture, spaces of production or the impact
of new regulatory or contractual regimes, and architects’ engagement with
these issues. What other histories are to be written, particularly those that
might acknowledge the very local and differentiated systems and structures
of production in former socialist states for example, or in cultures with very
different contexts to the US and Europe? What methodologies can we
make use of to capture these often invisible and unrecorded histories?
What are the implications for contemporary practice?
Deadline for call for papers: 1 May 2014. Please send a 500 word abstract,
including title, and 50 word biog to IOA@ncl.ac.uk. We aim to notify you
by 1 July 2014. Please note that full papers will be required prior to the
conference for panel chairs and to begin the editorial process for publication
in the Industries of Architecture volume in the Routledge Critiques series,
and a special conference issue of Architecture and Culture.
Barnard Castle |
Dates: 22 Jan – 31 Mar, 2014
The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience
Since the late 19th century the Period Room has been a consistent
presence in the public museum, and yet over the past 25 years the Period
Room has become a contentious museum object, leading many museums to
question the legitimacy of the Period Room as an effective and
appropriate method of display and interpretation. As dislocated
fragments, often remodelled to fit the spaces of the museum, the Period
Room is, for some, a signifier for the inauthentic, an outmoded method
of display and a representation of unfashionable museum interpretation.
The problems associated with Period Rooms are exacerbated by the fact
that they are large and bulky objects, difficult and expensive to
redisplay or reinterpret. Many museums retain their Period Room
displays, but the recent changes in the perspectives on Period Rooms
have also led a number of museums in the UK, Europe and the USA to
reconsider their continued relevance as museum objects, to dismantle and
deaccession the displays, and in some cases to repatriate the Period
Rooms to their places of origin (if that still exists of course).
This conference, held at the Bowes Museum, which redisplayed its own
collection of Period Rooms in 2007-10, aims to consider the Period Room
from a wide variety of perspectives in order to address some key
questions about Period Rooms and the history of Period Rooms display in
Museums: Should Period Rooms be considered objects in their own right,
or merely 'contexts' for related material? How, and in what ways, did
Period Rooms satisfy ideas of museum interpretation, and how and why did
these attitudes change? What was the role of the evolving frameworks of
national/local heritage in the appearance of Period Rooms in museums?
What were/are the theoretical, technical and aesthetic frameworks for
the display of Period Rooms in museums? How, and in what ways, is the
Period Room different from, or similar to, the Historic Interior?
We invite papers to explore these themes and relationships from a wide
range of perspectives and from a wide range of organisations,
institutions and disciplines.
Themes for consideration may include:
-The processes of the circulation, display and redisplay of Period Rooms
– the dealers, merchants, decorators, collectors, and museum curators
and their roles in the changing taste for the Period Room.
-Case Studies of Period Rooms – the history of specific displays in
museums and other public institutions; their provenance, removal and
reconstruction; display and interpretation.
-The philosophical history of the Period Room as a particular mode of
engagement with the past - as an historical space, as a space of
historical empathy, and as an immersive environment.
-The material and technical aspects of Period Room display; the
challenges of redisplay in museum contexts, what the objects reveal
about the history of their making and the history of museum
-The 'Period Room' in literature, film and visual culture; how was/is the
Period Room/Historic Interior imagined, and what can these perspectives
tell us about how we engage with the Period Room in the museum?
Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words to the conference
Dr Mark Westgarth (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural
Studies, University of Leeds) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jane Whittaker (The Bowes Museum)
Dr Howard Coutts (The Bowes Museum)email@example.com
Closing Date for Abstracts: 31st March 2014.
Palm Springs |
Dates: 01 Feb, 2014
The Architecture & Design Council is pleased to present a lecture, Altered Trajectories, on Saturday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. by Patricia Patkau, internationally-acclaimed Canadian architect. In conjunction with her partner John Patkau, she founded Patkau Architects in 1979 and since then has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients. Their projects vary in scale from gallery installations to urban planning and include private residences, libraries, art galleries, schools, and university buildings. All projects are concerned with the intricacies of local cultures, the specificities of places and the material imaginations of construction.
Her contributions to the practice of architecture have been recognized by numerous awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal for Lifetime achievement and membership in the Order of Canada for significant contribution to Canadian culture. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
This lecture is free to ADC members; tickets for nonmembers are $15 and available via the museum's Box Office by calling 760-325-4490 or by visiting its web site.
The Architecture and Design Council thanks Modernism Week, sponsor of this lecture, and Palm Springs Life, the exclusive media sponsor of the ADC Evening Lecture Series.
Dates: 22 Jan – 14 Feb, 2014
The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University invites applications each year for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society.
Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. or equivalent degree obtained within the past ten years at the time of application.
The fellowship may be one or two semesters in length, depending on the proposed research project; it carries a stipend of $25,000 for one semester and $50,000 for two semesters.
Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge for the entire period of the appointment, and to use the resources of the University to pursue a project with a substantial Italian component. Fellows may have the opportunity to teach a course or organize a workshop at Harvard, and will be expected to make a seminar presentation of his or her work.
Applicants should submit the application cover page and additional required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20th each year, for appointments beginning in September or January of the next year. Harvard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR 2014-2015 APPLICANTS: The deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014, to submit applications for a De Bosis Fellowship during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Dates: 17 Jan – 21 Feb, 2014
Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Society, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the third of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the third year will be tenable from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. The fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2014. No late applications will be considered.
Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the largest Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions totaling more than 5,000 volumes and miscellaneous other gifts totaling another 4,200 volumes.
New York |
Dates: 23 Jan, 2014
AIA CES: 1 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
Where: At The Center
Well known for his role as Wright apprentice and historian, Edgar Tafel also maintained a long productive architectural practice in New York. This event celebrates the opening of the Edgar Tafel archive at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and will introduce the archive to the architectural community. Speakers will discuss Tafel's two most prominent projects in post-1950 New York: the Church House for the First Presbyterian Church and the SUNY Geneseo campus. The program will also take place in Edgar A. Tafel Hall, named for a person who cared deeply about bringing people together to share ideas and good stories.
Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
Tania Franco, Project Archivist, Edgar Tafel Archive
Kimbro Frutiger, Architect, Author, "Edgar Tafel's Religious Work: Design, Traditions, Ethics"
Caroline Zaleski, Author, "Edgar Tafel and SUNY Geneseo: Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright"
Robert Silman, President Emeritus, Robert Silman Associates
Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for non-members
Organized by: Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
Dates: 15 Mar – 12 Apr, 2014
Saturdays from March 15 through April 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm each week
Glessner House Museum Beidler Room
Have you ever thought about volunteering your time as a docent at the Glessner and Clarke House Museums? Serving as a docent is a great way to share your love of history and architecture with others. In addition, you wil learn a deal about the wonderful architecture and furnishings of the museums, as well as the families and the periods in which they live.
Our 2014 New Docent Training will be held over five consecutive Saturdays with 3-hour sessions each week.
To apply, simply complete a volunteer application available at the "Get Involved" tab on the Glessner House Museum website, or call 312.326.1480 for more information.
Dates: 01 – 30 Mar, 2014
Saturdays and Sundays in March
Adults $18; Youth (10-17 years) $8
Sneak into the “studio” with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northup. This living history tour takes you back in time to a re-created late 19th century Tiffany Studios leaded glass workshop. See how leaded glass is constructed into windows and meet the women behind some of Tiffany’s most famous designs.
Ticket includes Museum general admission.
Dates: 24 Feb, 2014
Monday, February 24
Adults $35; Students $10
Inspired by Tiffany’s iconic works on view at the Museum this season, Rembrandt Chamber Players brings you compositions from late 19th century composers, like Benjamin Britten, Charles Griffes, Leo Ornstein, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, who were also inspired by the cultural milieu of the Gilded Age.
Throughout the evening guests will enjoy the following works:
Charles GRIFFES Poem for flute and piano
Britten Six Metamorphoses for oboe
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise for cello and piano
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata for oboe and piano
Leo ORNSTEIN Preludes for cello and piano
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
Seating is limited. To reserve, please contact Rembrandt Chamber Players, 312 360 3145, or email email@example.com. For more information about the Rembrandt Chamber Players, please visit RembrandtChamberPlayers.org.
Dates: 06 Feb, 2014
Thursday, February 6
Museum Members $35; Public $40
Come in from the cold for an evening of Chicago blues. John Moulder is sure to chase away those winter blues with favorites such as Blind Willie McTell’s “Cold Winter Day” and Wayne Horvitz’s “Nine Below Zero”.
The Chicago blues, a form of urban blues music, developed in the first half of the twentieth century as a result of the Great Migration, when Black workers moved from the South into the industrial cities of the North, like Chicago. Known for assimilating multiple musical styles, popular jazz guitarist John Moulder blends those Chicago blues and jazz to warm up a cold winter evening.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
Dates: 12 Feb, 2014
Wednesday, February 12
Museum Members $45; Public $50
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in classic Paris street cabaret style. The French Cabaret Duo transports you to the romantic and nostalgic world of l’amour à Paris, blending their voices in perfect harmony, accompanied by the unique sounds of the Paris street accordion. Join Marick and Elaine, an authentic French cabaret duo, as they perform French songs and encourage guests to become immersed in the language of love. Guests will learn a few French tunes as well as a few French phrases.
Elaine, a native of Montreal, received classical training in voice. She has performed as a recitalist, cantor, chorister and performer in Canada, Europe and the United States. A native of Angers, France, Marick started her eclectic musical career in Chicago playing flute and singing for the Green Mill Poetry Slam. She has also performed as a flutist in French classical music concerts at the Alliance Française.
Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
Dates: 11 Feb, 2014
Tuesday, February 11
Michael Lykoudis joins the Chicago ICAA to discuss how a new Greek national identity was created during the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries with aspirations of modernity and prosperity in a period of great economic austerity and political turmoil. The architectural unity that evolved was a profound lesson in place-making for the world as a whole but especially for Greece, a new country whose citizens had just emerged from four centuries of cohabitation with the Ottoman Empire.
This unity was created by two forces: one top-down from the newly formed government of Greece that included a young king from Bavaria and a Danish, German and French architectural entourage. They brought with them a reinvented neoclassical ideal to its birthplace. The other was bottom-up force made up mostly of builders and developers self taught or trained in technical vocational schools. The result was the building of beautiful cities with an architectural and urban unity that redefine Greek culture and entry into the modern world.
The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, Dean Lykoudis has served as professor of architecture at Notre Dame since 1991. A national and international leader in linking architectural tradition and classicism to urbanism and environmental issues, he has devoted his career to the building, study and promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism. His activities feature the organization of several major conferences that have been collaborations between Notre Dame and other organizations including the Classical Architecture League and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, A Vision of Europe and the Congress for New Urbanism. The conference and exhibition entitled "The Art of Building Cities," took place in 1995 at the Art Institute of Chicago and was the first event in this country to specifically link the practice of contemporary classicism with the new traditional urbanism. An exhibition and conference titled "The Other Modern," took place in Bologna, Italy in 2000, and a conference titled "Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture" was held in October 2005 at Notre Dame. He has lectured at universities around the country and abroad as well as to professional and civic organizations. He is a member of INBAU. A graduate of Cornell University, Dean Lykoudis earned his Master's degree from the University of Illinois' joint business administration and architecture program. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he worked as a project designer and architect for firms in Florida, Greece, Connecticut and New York. He has directed his own practice since 1983 in Athens, and Stamford, Conn. and now in South Bend, Ind.
Dates: 17 Jan – 30 Apr, 2014
Thresholds is an annual, peer-reviewed journal that accepts original material for publication.
Thresholds is looking for three types of content: Scholarly articles, projects, and shorts.
Call for Submissions: Thresholds 43
Gasp! What provokes this reflex that leaves one short of breath? More than just a sudden turn of events, for discourse to move from gossip to scandal there have to be stakes. Reputations, profits, and history-by-the-winners are on the line.
In 1939, architect George W. Stoddard understood these stakes well when writing his apology to the AIA Board of Directors. “There are times in every man’s life when he does things on the spur of the moment that he later regrets,” Stoddard implored after flouting a professional ban on advertising. The popular newspaper tabloid from following decades trafficked in one form of scandal surrounding the crime of regrettable deeds: originating in the private sphere and then splashed in the public one. These stories trade in schadenfreude while simultaneously performing in the interest of public good.
Stoddard’s delinquent act barely raises the contemporary pulse. Today, shocking headlines proliferate. If scandal shapes and reflects the historical moment, what does this de-sensitization say about our current condition? Many artists and architects operate fully conscious of an anaesthetized public. Thresholds 43: Scandalous seeks to investigate the relevance of scandal in creative practice. Content should confront a history of devious schemes, spectacular headlines, and pulp fictions by engaging them in critical conversation.
Scandal, we believe, is the red flag of every cultural movement. Sin segues into standards. Take Corbusier’s Plan Voisin and subsequent tower in the park offshoots, or Mapplethorpe’s The Perfect Moment that opened a new era of artistic provocations concerning public funding and censorship. This potential for transition, from shocking to ubiquitous, leads the editors of Thresholds to subvert a pursuit of the ’goods’ and instead ask: what is ’bad’? How does scandal emerge from or act counter to institutional and social contracts? How do changing forms of media, from the catchy hashtag to the news alert, incite slander or even revolution? Why does scandal destroy some while elevating others? Which sites are labeled crime scenes?
Thresholds 43 seeks papers and projects of all kinds that complicate and provoke the idea of ’scandal’ through scholarly discourse or inherently scandalous content.
All material should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan Friedman and Ann Lui, Editors
Oak Park |
Dates: 02 – 27 Feb, 2014
James Caulfield, a professional photographer in Chicago for 30 years as well as an avid volunteer for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, will have an exhibit of his work in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery from Feb. 2 -27. The exhibit is titled Frank Lloyd Wright -- The Oak Park Years. Photographs by James Caulfield. A reception for Caulfield will be held on Tuesday, February 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
In the past several years, photographer James Caulfield, in collaboration with architectural writer Patrick F. Cannon, has produced books with contemporary images of the exteriors and interiors of the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright and other Chicago-area architects. Two of the books, Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, focus on Wright’s work during his years of living and working in Oak Park. A third, Prairie Metropolis: Chicago and the Birth of a New American Home, broadened the scope to feature work by Wright and the Prairie School architects he mentored and influenced. Caulfield and Cannon’s most recent book, published in 2011, was Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture. Sullivan was Wright’s employer and mentor from early in 1888 until 1893.
Caulfield has selected some of his favorite images for the Oak Park Public Library exhibit. The earliest building featured is the 1892 Charnley-Persky House in Chicago, which Wright claimed to have designed while with Adler & Sullivan, and the latest, the Harry Adams house of 1913 in Oak Park. Between them, the exhibit features such landmarks as the William Winslow, Ward Willits, Arthur Heurtley, and Frederick Robie houses, and Wright’s great masterpiece, Unity Temple.
James Caulfield has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years, creating compelling images of people, products and buildings. His clients have included brands such as McDonalds, S.C. Johnson, Perry Ellis, Kimberly Clark, Helene Curtis, Hart Schaffner & Marx, CBS, Land’s End, Levi Corporation, Jockey International and Alberto Culver, among many others.
In recent years, James has concentrated on food, product and architectural photography. His interest in architectural subjects grew out of his own work restoring a Frommann & Jebsen-designed bank in Chicago, and his former home in Glencoe, Illinois, designed by the noted mid-century modern architects, Keck & Keck. He has also helped to repurpose older industrial buildings in Chicago by creating new studios in two of them. This passion for preservation led him to volunteer his services to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in Oak Park, Illinois. Caulfield has documented the buildings on the Trust’s annual internationally-attended house walk, Wright Plus. There, he met architectural writer and Oak Park resident, Patrick F. Cannon, in 2004.
In addition to his donations to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Caulfield has provided images to the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Richard Nickel Committee and the Glessner House Museum.
At present, Caulfield and Cannon are working on a project to showcase notable interior architecture in Chicago area buildings as diverse as the Chicago Cultural Center, The Elks Memorial and the St. Procopius Abbey Church. For more information, see www.caulfieldphoto.com.
San Francisco |
Dates: 18 Jan, 2014
Join the NCCSAH for our first Architectural History Film Festival on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Historic Vogue Theater in San Francisco. Built in 1912, the Vogue celebrated its hundredth birthday last year – it is one of the few single screen neighborhood theaters remaining in the city.
The Vogue Theater is located at 3290 Sacramento Street at Presidio Avenue and it is served by the 1, 3 and 43 Muni lines.
The triple bill includes ”A 1906 Trip Down Market Street” narrated by Rick Laubscher, President of the Market Street Railway. Mr. Laubscher will be attending to talk about the film and answer questions. We will then show the two rarely seen, award-winning documentaries about Chicago’s great architects Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham who had national influence. The Sullivan film is very accomplished, and was a big hit at an SAH meeting several years ago.
DVDs of the three films will be available for sale at the theater.
Admission $15 for members, $ 20 for non-members at the door.
Cash only please.