Are you one of those people who can stare at a house for a while and wonder who had the know-how and the ingenuity to come up with its shape?
Do you find it interesting that there may be a connection between the look of the California bungalow and the Australian version of the same type of home?
If so, the kick-off discussion of the Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series, scheduled for Sept. 30, is definitely up your alley. Now in its 16th year, this series offers thought-provoking lectures and introduces the public to prominent experts, authors and historians who have special insight into the nature of bringing architecture and art into daily living.
The first event of the series will be a discussion on the “Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia” by Dr. Harriet Edquist, who will explore how the architectural style was influenced by similar movements around the world, and will pay particular attention to the resonance between the California bungalow and Australia’s version of that classical style.
Dr. Edquist is a professor of Architectural History and Director of the Design Archives at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. She is the author of multiple books, including Harold Desbrowe-Annear: A Life in Architecture, Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia, and other titles related to architecture and design of the Victorian period forward.
This event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Neighborhood Church, located at 301 N. Orange Grove in Pasadena. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at http://www.gamblehouse.org. They will also be available at the door, but note that no credit cards will be accepted, cash only.
If you have additional questions, you can call (626) 793-3334 ext.16.
Photo: Chadwich House in Eaglemont, Victoria, Australia – Courtesy of Susan Gordon