Join us for a wide-ranging look at what we call the “Greek Revival” in American architecture, a phenomenon much more complex than the simplistic name suggests. We will look at the origins of “Neoclassicism” in 17th and 18th century European architecture and archaeology, and its migration across the Atlantic in the 18th and early 19th centuries, at the works of such architects in America as Latrobe, Mills, Strickland, Town, Davis, and Walter, and at Greek Revival New York, including the adaptation of the Greek temple to the humble row house.
In New York, we will discuss Sailors’ Snug Harbor, La Grange Terrace, the Custom House of 1833-42, 1-13 Washington Square North, and several other works, not least 29 East 4th St., the Merchant’s House Museum, an unrivaled resource for the study of Neoclassicism in urban domestic architecture in America. The lavishly illustrated lecture will help to place the Merchant’s House in its proper context in architectural history.
After the talk, join Francis Morrone for a reception in the Museum’s 19th century garden.
A collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Wednesday, 29 April, 2020
Contact:Margaret Halsey Gardiner
Website: Click to Visit
Cost:$60 General Public, $40 MHM & ICAA Members.
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