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Kathryn E. Holliday, Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age
Kate Holliday, architectural historian and UTA associate professor, offers a critical examination of the work of New York architect Leopold Eidlitz. He was America’s first Jewish architect, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define modern organic architecture. Eidlitz created a fusion of structure and ornament that defied the Gilded Age’s aesthetic and alienated powerful beaux—arts—trained American architects. His blend of idealism and pragmatism, of science and art, influenced the development of organic architecture in Chicago, most notably associated with the work of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sixth Floor Parlor, Central Library
702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, Tx