Dates: 27 Oct, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Speakers: Will Krause, Steve Kish, Ginny Peterson, Lysa Stanton & others
We will meet in the Porter Room at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.
Dover Township, first settled by non-Native Americans in 1810, eventually became the cities of Bay Village and Westlake.
Join us at Porter Library for a brief presentation on the early 20th century Sears homes recently identified in these two communities as well as a look at an all steel mid-20th century Lustron home in Westlake. The tour will begin with a stop at the c. 1828 Stocking home which was moved several hundred feet in 1920 to make room for an outstanding Sears kit house. We will then visit the c. 1876 National Register listed Victorian Italianate Clague House Museum, the c. 1898 National Register listed Richardsonian Romanesque Lawrence mansion now part of the Cashelmara condominium complex, and the BAYArts campus in Huntington Park which features the former Huntington Estate's classic Arts & Crafts bungalow grounds-keepers cottage, c. 1894 Irene Fuller Victorian home, and original 1882 Dover train station. All of these buildings have been re-purposed, three have been seen worldwide either due to their connection to the famous 1954 Sam Shepherd murder case, or because their preservation included a trip on a barge. The program will conclude at 5:00 PM with an optional dinner at Vento La Trattoria located within the charming Dover train station mentioned above, which is within the Metroparks Huntington Reservation at 28611 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio. The restaurant is willing to stay open just for us on a Sunday evening as long as we have at least ten confirmed reservations by Saturday, October 12, cash only.
Please RSVP with your restaurant reservation to Will Krause at 440-864-5784 by Saturday, October 12.
Please RSVP with your tour reservation to Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820 by Wednesday, October 23.
Directions: The library is located near the southwest corner of Dover Center and Center Ridge Roads, with entrances on both streets. This intersection is the geographic center of Westlake. Freeway access from either the Columbia or Crocker interchanges of I-90 or I-480. The simplest way to get to Porter Library is to take the southbound exit of I-90 onto Columbia Rd. through the Detroit Rd. and Hilliard Blvd. intersection to Center Ridge Rd. Turn right. Continue westbound on Center Ridge Rd. through the Canterbury Rd. and Dover Center Rd. intersections. Turn left into the Porter library parking lot.
The driving tour concludes at the BAYArts campus on Lake Rd. about four miles from Porter Library.
Los Angeles |
Dates: 07 Nov, 2013
This year, SAH/SCC celebrates our members—and a great historic building—at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the 84-year-old synagogue recently restored by Levin & Associates Architects. Principal architect Brenda Levin, FAIA, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration process while we sit in the awe-inspiring sanctuary. We will begin with an outdoor reception, then proceed into the sanctuary for the program. We will also hear from David Judson, president of Judson Studios, which worked on the stained-glass restoration, as well as Katie Spitz, AIA, ASLA, principal of the landscape architecture firm KSA. As always, this event is free for members. We encourage you to invite guests, whose nominal entrance fee can be applied toward a new membership on that day.
Levin & Associates led both the restoration of the historic Sanctuary building and developed a campus master plan. Two initial studies that surveyed and evaluated the historic materials of the 1929 building formed the foundation of a Conservation Master Plan. The Sanctuary restoration includes all original historic finishes, fixtures, and seating. Added were eight new light niches, which are concealed by gold metal grilles whose design derives from a decorative motif seen throughout the space, particularly at the choir loft and in various floor patterns.
As part of the process, Levin created mock-ups for each historic material, from exterior plaster, cast stone, and marble, to the interior Hugo Ballin murals, art glass, and plaster dome. Among the most challenging components of the project was restoring the coffered plaster dome ceiling, rose window, art glass, and cast-stone surround.
Landscape components by KSA Landscape Architecture include Wilshire and Hobart Boulevards’ streetscapes, parking lot, a container garden, and a communal outdoor garden accessed from the east portal of the Sanctuary. Enclosed by new gates at Wilshire Boulevard that were inspired by the curved forms of the dome, the communal garden is a place for the congregation to gather as a community in reflection or celebration.
SAH/SCC Members’ Celebration: Wilshire Boulevard Temple Restored: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30PM-8:30PM; 3663 Wilshire Blvd., LA; free for SAH/SCC Members in good standing; $10 for non-member guests, applicable to new membership; reservations are required; email us your RSVP with your name and number of attendees at email@example.com. OR call 1-800-972-4722.
Long Beach |
Dates: 16 Nov, 2013
Join SAH/SCC as we explore 40 years of master planning by renowned Case Study House architect Edward A. Killingsworth at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) and Crosby Doe Associates, the program will begin with an informative panel discussion, followed by a book signing and self-guided walking tour of the campus.
The panel, moderated by SAH/SCC President Sian Winship, will feature former colleagues of and experts on Killingsworth’s architecture and planning activities. Michael McCabe, former Killingsworth Brady & Smith associate, and Jon Regnier, former CSULB administrator, will share experiences on the project and personal memories of working with Killingsworth. Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland, authors of the books Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2013) and Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004), will speak on their 10-year effort to ensure Killingsworth’s proper place within the annals of architectural history. Copies of their latest book will be available for sale and signing by the authors. Andrew Byrom, graphic designer and faculty member at CSULB School of Art, will round out the speakers with a contemporary take on Killingsworth and the campus.
After the program, attendees will receive a specially designed walking tour brochure to guide them on their own exploration of the campus, which includes buildings by Killingsworth, Hugh Gibbs and Donald Gibbs, and Kenneth S. Wing, in addition to landscape design by Edward R. Lovell.
Killingsworth’s residential and commercial projects are known for their graceful and lightweight post-and-beam construction techniques that reflect the ethos of Southern California Modernism: elegant proportions, expansive open plans, and respect for the landscape. The completion of the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu (1964) established the firm’s international reputation for innovative hotel and resort design. After his master planning activities for CSULB, Killingsworth went on to design the Ecumenical Religious Center (1966) at the University of Southern California, the Student Commons (1967) at University of California, Riverside, and the McConnell Center (1968) at Pitzer College.
Edward A. Killingsworth: Master Plan for Learning—Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:30AM-12PM; CSULB, Engineering and Computer Science Center (ECS), Room 105; free; $5 parking; for questions/info call 800.972.4722, or go to www.sahscc.org.
Dates: 30 Nov, 2013
One-day C20 Society/Docomomo symposium exploring a wide range of architects and projects, from churches and cathedrals to monasteries and chapels. Speakers include Louise Campbell, Adrian Forty, Judi Loach, Niall McLaughlin, and Alan Powers.
The twentieth century saw the creation of an enormous range of innovative, traditional, and experimental sacred architecture in Britain. By considering projects and structures across denominations, site purposes and re-use, and the needs and hopes of diverse communities, this event seeks to establish new understanding regarding Britain's modern religious architectural landscapes.
In addition to parish and cathedral commissions after 1900, some of the most startling and inventive architecture in modern Britain was produced by and for convents and monasteries, and these intensely private spaces, many now accessible to the public for the first time, have yet to be studied in depth. Moreover, by expanding the definition of sacred architecture beyond consecrated spaces for liturgical activity, a more nuanced relationship between modern ideas of holiness and space will be explored.
Dates: 24 Oct – 29 Nov, 2013
The Society for History in the Federal Government invites nominations for the 2014 John Wesley Powell Prize (historic preservation projects).
The Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display.
The John Wesley Powell Prize alternates annually in recognizing excellence in the fields of historic preservation and historical displays. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to either an individual or to principal collaborators for a single major historic preservation project completed in 2012 or 2013. The award for historic preservation is given for achievement in preservation of records, artifacts, buildings, historical sites, and other historical entities. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2014 at the annual meeting of the SHFG.
• Any agency or unit of the federal government
• Nongovernmental organizations, including federal contractors, for eligible activities on behalf of a unit of the federal government
• Members of the Society for History in the Federal Government
Criteria for Evaluation
• Exemplary practices that serve as models for future federal activity
• Significant value in furthering history in and of the federal government
• A high level of technical expertise in the field of historic preservation
• Excellence and thoroughness of historical research
• Appropriate application of historical research to historic preservation
• Innovative strategies or techniques
• Successful application of appropriate historic preservation standards, such as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
The award is made solely on the basis of the materials submitted to the Powell Prize Committee. All nominations must be submitted in electronic format, using MS Word or PDF format that can be viewed on standard equipment. Supplemental hard copies are acceptable. Applications may be submitted via CD/DVD or thumb drive. All submissions must include the following information:
• Name of the nominated project or activity
• Project contact person(s) name, address, telephone number, and e-mail
• Name of the nominator, if different from the contact person, and the nominator's address, telephone number, and e-mail
• A description of the project or activity, including discussion of its scope and purpose and the names of any co-sponsors (one thousand words or less)
• Supporting visual materials of key aspects of the activity or project, appropriately labeled. These materials may include:
1. CDs, DVDs
2. Digital photographs (color or B&W);
3. Other media such as plans, elevations, brochures, or news clips.
• All submitted material becomes the property of SHFG.
Submission of Entries and Deadline
Please send a complete copy of each nomination to each of the committee members below no later than November 29, 2013. Materials should be mailed via FedEx or similar courier so that submissions can be tracked by the sender and recipient if necessary. Applicants may email questions to committee members but must not email application materials.
1. Liz Petrella, National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services, 1201 Eye Street, NW, 6th floor, Washington, DC 20005, or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Lou Ann Speulda-Drews, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1340 Financial Blvd, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502 or email@example.com
3. Virginia Parks, Cultural Resources Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 20555 SW Gerda Lane, Sherwood, OR 97140 or Virginia_parks@fws.gov
Further information on awards presented by the Society for History in the Federal Government is available at http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/awards-requirements/
Dates: 22 Oct, 2013
This special issue of IJDL focusing on Designs for Learning Spaces examines the
design process that led to the making of places—both real and
virtual—where teaching and learning happen and provides the creation
stories of eight projects that range from classroom furniture to the design
of an entire school campus. The cases included in this special issue offer a
rich description of challenges, responses, successes, and setbacks that
characterize ideation and making. In all, this represents over 100 pages of rich design precedent surrounding the creation of spaces for learning.
Dates: 05 Nov, 2013
Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00pm
Free for Phila. Chapter SAH members, $5.00 for all others. Checks payable to Phila. Chapter SAH.
Please register for this event with Mary Anne Eves.
Dates: 17 Oct – 20 Dec, 2013
The University of Oregon Department of the History of Art and
Architecture invites papers for its 10th Annual Graduate Student
Research Symposium. This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary symposium
will explore the theme of “the copy,” interpreted in the broadest
sense to include any form of replication, reproduction, or forgery
across all time periods, media and geographic regions. While both the
art market and the art historical discipline have tended to prioritize
the value of the original art object over its copy, an increasingly
globalized society saturated with easily available reproductions in a
variety of media requires us to reconsider the complex relationship
between the copy and its original. Applicants may consider but are not
limited to the cultural, theoretical, historical and commercial
aspects of this topic.
Potential topics may consider:
- Problems of authenticity, originality, authorship, genius and
- Forgeries, counterfeits and the art market
- The copy’s effect on the transmission of artistic ideas, theories and
styles throughout history
- Prints and photographic reproductions
- Cross-cultural reproduction
- Appropriation and the ready-made
- Miraculous icons
- Digital reproduction, piracy and copyright
- Digital art museums
- Art education
For consideration, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and curriculum
vitae as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20, 2013.
Selected participants will be notified by January 15, 2014, and the
full paper will be due no later than April 11, 2014.
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013 – 01 Feb, 2014
Design for War and Peace
Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 September 2014
University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
2014, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, will be an apposite moment in which to reflect upon the relationship of design and craft to conflict. International and interdisciplinary scholarship burgeoned amidst the world conflicts of the twentieth-century and their aftermath. The construction of ‘collective memory’ proposed by Maurice Hallbwachs in The Social Frameworks of Memory 1925 and Marc Bloch’s rebuttal emerged amidst the interwar reassessment of the ‘war to end all wars’ and the ensuing internment of these scholars in the concentration camps of the Second World War. The paradigm shifting analyses of nationalism and identity produced by Benedict Anderson; Eric Hobsbawm; Paul Fussell; Pierre Nora reverberated not only with the long shadow of these world wars, but also the protest and peace movements of the 1968 and post-Vietnam War Era. The objects produced for war and peace offer a vibrant site for examining these debates. Academic scholarship has constellated particularly around ‘fine art’ media (painting, commemorative sculpture, etc.) or conflict landscape archaeology; the critical analysis of the historical evidence of design, craft and material culture is still emerging from technical or statistical data focussed publications or as its role as illustration within theoretical, literary studies and historical scholarship. The roles of digital technologies, oral history as well as site and collection management in enriching and redirecting pedagogic strategies for teaching and researching the history of design for war and peace will be another important strand. This conference would seek to bring together researchers from the many disciplines within design history to develop methodological approaches and explorations of a wider range of objects; a more diverse geography of theatres of conflicts and temporality, juxtaposing the often segregated methodologies war and peace studies.
Individual papers are welcome; proposals of a panel of speakers addressing inter-related themes are also encouraged.
Please send an abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV (one page) by email by 1 February 2014 to warandpeace2014DHS@conted.ox.ac.uk.
Dates: 14 – 28 Nov, 2013
Following the workshop series Art History and Sound: The Listening Art Historian, this lecture series sets out to continue exploring the aural in art history. In three lectures to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art during the autumn term 2013, art historians working in different areas and media will discuss the topic of sound and art history from a methodological point of view and engage the audience via a relevant expertise they have gained in their particular research field. The lectures will address topics related to both historical and contemporary instances of sound in art history, and present theoretical and methodological inquiries arising from this preoccupation.
Lectures are at 6.00pm in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre.
Thursday 14 November
Claudia Tittel (Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena) The Sound Makes the Difference or Sound in Visual Art. Another History of Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday 21 November
Deborah Howard (University of Cambridge) Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice
Thursday 28 November
Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol) Marcel Duchamp, Nam June Paik and the Idea of Music
Open to all, free admission
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013
The Rice University School of Architecture (RSA) will offer a Master of Arts and Architecture degree through a postbaccalaureate program to begin in fall 2014.
The two-semester graduate program titled "Present Future" is geared toward students with either professional or undergraduate design degrees, and not necessarily in architecture, according to Albert Pope, the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, who will lead the program during its first two years.
The program’s theme during the first year will be "Next City," as seen through the reality of Hong Kong's New Towns. The Present Future premise is that architects and urban planners need to think less about tearing down and starting over than building upon neighborhoods for which strong parameters have been set by culture and history.
The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. For information about the program, visit http://arch.rice.edu/Fresh-News/NEW-OPTION-3-GRADUATE-PROGRAM/
Dates: 18 Sep – 12 Nov, 2013
Applications are now available online for pre-dissertation grants and postdoctoral fellowships in the second competition of the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies.
The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation.
Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one -- to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research;
Postdoctoral Fellowships, for scholars who are revising their Ph.D. dissertations for publication or embarking on new research projects.
The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013.
To start your application register at ofa.acls.org/ or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the program’s page.
More information on the program may be found on the ACLS website at acls.org/programs/china-studies/.
Please send all inquiries to email@example.com.
Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2013
Symposium on architectural, historical and aesthetic features of
Temple Beth El (Springfield, MA) iconic mid-20th-century campus + building, a Percival Goodman design.
Dates: 11 Oct – 31 Dec, 2013
British Waters and Beyond:
The cultural significance of the sea since 1800
Coinciding with a major exhibition - Power of the Sea (April 5 - July
6th) - the Royal West of England Academy is hosting an interdisciplinary one-day symposium in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and Leeds Metropolitan University.
Power of the Sea explores the aesthetic sensibilities of the sea, celebrating its qualities through observed, naturally occurring phenomena, as well as drawing upon the rich cultural legacy of narratives, metaphors and allegories with which it is associated. Work by contemporary artists will be shown alongside that of 19th and 20th century British painters (including Turner, Constable, John Brett and Paul Nash), a fertile period of artistic expression embracing Romanticism, naturalism and abstraction.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, the sea has been an important focus for painters and writers who relished the challenge of working directly from nature, often in inhospitable conditions. Some have made scientific studies of the movements of the waves; others have concentrated on the human costs of storms at sea, either in their direct effects on the shipwrecked or in their impact on those left behind on shore. Such work has gained a new urgency in recent years with concerns about climate change and rising sea levels.
This symposium aims to expand on the themes of the exhibition encompassing the wider context of the seas around the British Isles.
While the centre of gravity will remain the visual arts, and the arts of Britain in particular, we welcome papers that will consider the conceptualisation of the sea and the ocean from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This symposium seeks to create dialogue between practising artists, curators, writers, academics and students from disciplines including visual arts, cultural theory, geography, history and literature.
Proposals for papers are invited on the following broad themes but not limited to these:
- The sea as metaphor and cradle for the imagination: cultural
representations by artists, writers and musicians
- Maritime communities: past, present and future
- Gendering/sexing the sea
- From coast to coast: the sea as a place rather than a space; its
power to link communities and to transform social relations
- Trade and empire: the politics of the sea, travel, migration, slavery
- The science of the sea: renewable energy and climate change; ecology
Proposals: 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers, by December 31st
Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact:
Joel Edwards, RWA Learning and Resources manager:
email@example.com or Dr Robert Burroughs, School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Metropolitan University:
Dates: 11 Oct – 13 Dec, 2013
Leeds, March 21 - 22, 2014
Deadline: Dec 13, 2013
The descriptive terms ‘decorative’ and ‘ornamental’ are in many ways
synonymous with superfluity and excess; they refer to things or
modalities that are ‘supplementary’ or ‘marginal’ by their very
nature. In the West, such qualitative associations in made objects
intersect with long-standing and inter-related philosophical
oppositions between ‘form’ and ‘matter’, ‘body’ and ‘surface’, the
‘proper’ and the ‘cosmetic’. Accordingly, this has weighed both on
determinations of value in artistic media, and on the inflexions of
related histories – particularly histories of ‘non-Western’ art,
design and culture, where a wide range of decorative traditions are
deemed unworthy of critical attention.
Yet such frameworks are no more historically stable than they are
culturally universal. To take one very clear and ‘central’
counter-example, decoration in some strands of Renaissance
architectural theory (Filarete, Alberti) emerged as a rigorous
codification of meaning, as an essentially functional (political)
language. In many ways the history of ornament may itself be seen as a
process of marginalisation of such ways of thinking, and the
separation of ornament from any form of social practice.
This two-day conference seeks to explore the various ways in which
ornament might be regarded as itself productive of its objects and
sites. How might the technologies, techniques, and materials of
ornament be related to the conception and transformation of modes of
object-making? How might ornament be understood to inform its objects,
disrupting the spatial categories of ‘surface’ and ‘structure’, and
the temporal models in which ornament ‘follows’ making? What are the
relations between ornament and representation, and what is at stake in
the conventional oppositions between these categories? What are the
roles of ornament in larger dynamics of copying, hybridisation and
appropriation between things? In what ways have practices and thinking
on ornament staged cultural encounters, and engendered larger
epistemological and social models?
The conference will explore the production of ornament across a broad
range of historical and geographical contexts. We invite proposals
from researchers and postgraduates working in any discipline, as well
as practitioners, conservators and curators. Proposals of no more than
300 words, along with a CV, should be sent to Dr Richard Checketts and
Dr Lara Eggleton at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the
13th of December 2013.
Dates: 12 Oct, 2013 – 05 Jan, 2014
The Department of Art History at the University of California, Riverside, announces the creation of a PhD program in art history. It is now accepting applications for students enrolling in the fall of 2014.
The Art History department at UCR has long had a successful MA program, and is now expanding it to offer the PhD as well. The MA program will remain intact, and the department will now accept applications from students wishing to pursue either the MA or the PhD. The department trains students wishing to pursue careers in academia, museums, and other arts and cultural institutions.
The department focuses on modern and early modern art in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Within these areas, it has particular strengths in sculpture, architecture, and photography, with many of its faculty recognized leaders in their fields. It supports interdisciplinary study within the department and in conjunction with other departments on campus. The program draws on the strengths of the University of California system and the many arts institutions in the Los Angeles area. It has excellent relationships with the major museums in the Los Angeles region, and is closely affiliated with the UCR/California Museum of Photography, which houses a renowned collection of photographs.
For more information, please visit http://www.arthistory.ucr.edu.
Dates: 08 – 08 Mar, 2014
The California Design Research Group
Graduate Student Colloquium—UC Berkeley, Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
The California Design Research Group announces its inaugural biannual graduate student colloquium, to be held March 8, 2014. The colloquium is open to all graduate students in accredited master's or doctoral programs in the United States and abroad, whose primary research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design taken in the broadest sense.
Eight to ten students will be invited to present twenty-minute papers drawn from their master’s thesis or dissertation. A senior scholar will respond to each cluster of presentations. Papers must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and should include the entire text of the paper, representative images, and be limited to 2,000 words. A cover sheet with the student’s name, academic affiliation and level, postal address, telephone number, and email address should precede the paper.
Participating students will receive hotel accommodation for two nights and funding toward travel expenses determined on an individual basis. A reception will follow the colloquium.
The California Design Research Group comprises scholars in the University of California system whose research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design.
Greg Castillo, Margaret Crawford, Andrew Shanken, and Marc Treib
November 1, 2013: Papers should be sent to email@example.com and must be received no later than 12 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
January 1, 2014: Announcement of the accepted papers.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Beach |
Dates: 09 Oct – 31 Dec, 2013
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research
center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture.
The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European
decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper
(including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings,
sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and
many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately
50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.
The Wolfsonian has significant resources for the study of American culture
and politics. The Wolfsonian’s holdings of material from American world’s
fairs, including publications, ephemera and objects, is among the richest
and broadest anywhere in the country. Both the Arts & Crafts movement and
industrial design in the US are well-represented by objects and rare
publications. The Wolfsonian, in addition, has many objects – including
fine arts, ceramics, textiles, posters, prints, and mural studies for
public buildings – produced under the auspices of New Deal agencies.
Other collection strengths include propaganda from the First and Second
World Wars; publications relating to the physical culture movement in the
US; rare books and journals about decorative arts, architecture, and city
planning; graphic art and illustration from the American left; travel
advertising, especially for railroads; trade catalogs; and several
collections of architectural plans and renderings.
The Wolfsonian’s library has a large collection of publications relating to
the physical culture movement in the United States. These include fitness
and nudist magazines, advertisements for health resorts, and books about
exercise, nutrition, and health.
Besides material from the United States, the Wolfsonian also has extensive
holdings from the Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. There
are also smaller but significant collections of materials from a number of
other countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the
former Soviet Union and Hungary.
Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a
period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s
or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant
record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are
encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior
to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the
The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2014-2015
Dates: 09 Oct, 2013
The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the completion of a 12-month project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
The project titled: Living and Learning: The Architecture of Housing and Schools – Providing Access to the Records of Two Architects resulted in the archival processing of the Ernest J. Kump and Charles Warren Callister collections spanning the years 1928-2007.
These records have been arranged, described, preserved, and are now available for research. Information and user-friendly project indexes are available on the EDA website (www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
) through the list of collections. Complete finding aids are available on the Online Archive of California (www.oac.cdlib.org
In addition to the published finding aid, an innovative use of Google mapping was implemented to highlight Kump’s numerous educational projects around the world. Given that most architectural collections contain large quantities of slides, a visual index of project slides was developed by Visual Resources Librarian Jason Miller to facilitate research and selection for future digitization. To view this map and the slide index, please visit his information page on the Environmental Design website at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/profiles/KumpJr.html
Architects Ernest J. Kump (1911-1999) and Charles Warren Callister (1917-2008) left a significant legacy on the cultural landscape locally, nationally, and internationally in the areas of housing and education. These two collections are comprised of more than 300 linear feet including more than 500 tubes and contain sketches, personal notebooks, lectures, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and project files, provide a wealth of material that encourages understanding of the design aesthetic of the era and supports increasing scholarly interest in educational buildings, multi-unit residencies, midcentury design, and regional modernism.
Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2013
The Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SAH (MDR/SAH) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Conference in Salem, Oregon from October 18-20. The theme of the gathering is The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders. Highlights of the conference include a panel discussion on the state of the Willamette Valley's Settlement-Era Homesteads, which were recently named to Oregon's "Most Endangered" list; paper sessions by our members; and tours of locally significant sites including the Oregon State Hospital, made nationally famous as the setting for the movie of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The Chapter's Board recently awarded the second set of research grants named for prominent architectural historian and stalwart chapter member Elisabeth Walton Potter. This year, awards went to Professor Anne Marshall of Moscow, Idaho for her work titled Indigenous Architecture: Creating The Museum At Warm Springs and to Liz Carter of Eugene, Oregon for Mid-nineteenth Century Dwellings of Oregon's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context.
A full program and registration form for the Salem Conference is available at the Chapter Website at www.sahmdr.org. For more on MDR/SAH events and members, see the Chapter Blog at sahmdr.wordpress.com.