Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Religious Architecture

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June 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth this June, Professor Joseph Siry will discuss the sacred spaces designed by the renowned architect. Though best known for his houses, Wright also designed religious spaces for Christian and Jewish congregations. He incorporated the religious symbols and customs of each denomination into the design of their buildings while being innovative with the use of modern materials. Examples of his religious architecture includes: Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois (1909), Annie M. Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College (1938), First Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, Wisconsin (1952), Beth Sholom Synagogue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (1959), and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1961).

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Joseph Siry is a Professor Modern Architectural History at Wesleyan University. In 2015, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy gave him its Wright Spirit Award for his decades of scholarship on Wright’s architecture. He has published numerous acclaimed books and articles about Wright.

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Date:
June 18, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003