The Drawings of Paul Cret: From the Rue Bonaparte to
January 11th, 6:00-7:30PM at the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives
Join us for a table-top tour of selected drawings from the Paul Cret Collection at Penn’s Architectural Archives. This conversational event, led by David B. Brownlee and William Whitaker, will explore Cret’s work, his drawings, and his impact as a teacher and architect.
David Brownlee is a historian of modern architecture whose interests embrace a wide range of subjects in Europe and America, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Professor Brownlee has won numerous fellowships, and his work has earned three major publication prizes from the Society of Architectural Historians. He is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Brownlee is working with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
William Whitaker is the curator and collections manager of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Trained as an architect and architectural historian at the University of New Mexico and the University of Pennsylvania, Whitaker primarily works on documenting and interpreting Penn’s design collections, including holdings related to the of life and work of architect Louis I. Kahn and landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, as well as that of the husband and wife design team of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.
$10, $5 for members, and Free for students.