Please join us at the LAPL Central Library for a presentation by Dr. Ken Breisch on “Architects and Architecture of Los Angeles, 1950 to the Present” as part of the 19th Annual Marie Northrop Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 2:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
Reception and door prizes following the lecture
Dr. Ken Breisch, a graduate of the University of Michigan, is Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. He previously taught at the University of Texas and the University of Delaware, as well as the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and the Society of Architectural Historians. He is 2nd Vice President for the latter, as well as past president of the Board of the Santa Monica Conservancy and former member of the Santa Monica Planning Commission.
Dr. Breisch is the author of Henry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in America , co-author with Alison K. Hoagland of Constructing Image, Identity and Place: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture and Building Environments: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, as well as numerous articles on the history of American architecture and design. At present, he is completing a book commissioned by the Library of Congress, entitled The Library in America: Images from the Library of Congress.
The Richard J. Riordan Central Library is located at 5th Street between Grand Avenue and Flower Street.
Parking: Library Garage on Flower Street (one way south) between 5th and 6th Streets. $1 from 1:00 p.m., with library card, available that day, and validation.
Free and open to the public. Made possible partially by LACHS member contributions. Handicap accessibility available.
Questions? (213) 972-8424 or (213) 228-7400