Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hill School Architecture Subject of Lecture

Interested in the architecture at The Hill School?

Well, this year’s David R. Dougherty Senior Teaching Fellow in American History is Michael J. Lewis, the Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History at Williams College. 

And he will be lecturing about The Hill's architecture on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts off Beech Street.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is about the architecture of The Hill School and its American historical context.

Here is some information about Dr. Lewis:

B.A. Haverford College (1980)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1989)
Publications — Books
· American Art and Architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2006)
· Gothic Revival (Thames and Hudson, 2002/ Japanese translation, 2004)
· Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind (W. W. Norton, 2001)
· Monument to Philanthropy: The Design and Building of Girard College, 1832-1848, with Bruce Laverty and Michelle Taillon Taylor (Philadelphia: Girard College, 1998)
· Drawn from the Source: The Travel Drawings of Louis I. Kahn, catalogue of an exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art, with Eugene J. Johnson (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996)
· La Geometrie de la Fortification: Traites et Manuels, 1500 – 1800/ The Geometry of Defense, Catalogue of an exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal: Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1992)
· Frank Furness, The Complete Works, with George E. Thomas and Jeffrey A. Cohen (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991/ revised edition 1996)
· The Politics of the German Gothic Revival (New York: Architectural History Foundation and MIT Press, 1993)

Also, Lewis has:
· Written numerous essays and review in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Commentary, New Criterion, Architectural Record, Chronicle of Higher Education, etc.
· Authored National Historic Landmark Nomination of the John Coltrane House for the National Park Service, 1998
· Is a historical consultant for restoration of Old Economy Village, Pa. for Pennsylvania Museum Commission, 1988-89
· Served on architectural juries, including memorial to Kurdish victims of Halabja poison
gas attack, Teheran, Iran (1992) and choosing Awards of Merit and Conservation Awards, Natal Institute of Architects, Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1995)
· Organized and conducted study tours for Society of Architectural Historians of Hudson River Valley (2006) and architecture of Harmony Society, Pennsylvania (2007)

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