In conjunction with our exhibit Modern in Pound Ridge, we are presenting a lecture series highlighting distinctive aspects of mid-century design.
See our calendar for details.
ORIGINS OF COLOR IN MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE
David Hutchinson is an Associate Principal and lead designer in the architectural firm, Perkins Eastman. This lecture examines how the development of color theory and societal conditions culminated in two seemingly-opposed approaches to color and spatial applications in early modern architecture, as exampled by the works of Theo Van Doesburg and Le Courbusier.
Mid-Century Modern Architecture
Jacek Bigosinski has been a full-time faculty member at Norwalk Community College since 1989, where he currently is a Program Coordinator for Architecture, Interior Design and Construction programs. He was responsible for introducing Interior Design program at NCC in 2005. This lecture examines the American response to the International and Bauhaus movement: The Mid-Century modern architecture in the U.S.
Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Carol JW Kurth, FAIA, ASID, founder of the award-winning firms Carol Kurth Architecture + Carol Kurth Interiors, has been integral to the emergence of modern architecture in Pound Ridge since her first passive solar projects in the early 1980's. This lecture examines the mid-century modern design movement as a backdrop for iconic furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century.