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Classic Lecture Series Another Rome: Architecture and Urbanism in the Eternal City, 1918-1942

Professor Steven W. Semes
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

Please join Steven W. Semes in a discussion of Rome's rich and fascinating architectural history of the early 20th century. While Rome of antiquity, the Renaissance, and the Baroque has always been an inspiration to architects and town planners, the city's modern history also includes notable work that has received less attention. The achievements of those who continued the classical and vernacular building traditions of Rome in the 1920s and 30s, such as Marcello Piacentini, Gustavo Giovannoni, Armando Brasini, and Innocenzo Sabbatini, were overlooked post-war. This talk will present an overview of architecture and urban design of great ingenuity and beauty, that deserves prominence in the minds and hearts of those who love classical art and architecture.

Steven W. Semes is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He was Academic Director of the Notre Dame Rome Studies Program 2008-2011 and currently splits his teaching duties between Rome and the main campus. Educated at the University of Virginia and Columbia University, he is the author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (2009) and The Architecture of the Classical Interior (2004).

This is the third of the 2018 the Classical Lecture Series. The Series will also include October 24, Thomas Kligerman; & November 7, Janice Parker

Free for 2018 Classical Lecture Series Pass Holders
Individual Lecture Ticket: $30 - ICAA Members; $45 - General Public

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