Published On: Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017

The Raymond Farm Center Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design to host ‘After Wright: Pathfinders of Regionalism and Sustainability: Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra and Antonin & Noémi Raymond’

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Date(s) - 09/23/2017
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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The Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design

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On Saturday, September 23, The Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) NY Cultural Facilities Committee, coordinated with CFA/Philadelphia and sponsored by the AIA Custom Residential Architecture Network will host a symposium, “After Wright: Pathfinders of Regionalism and Sustainability — Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra and Antonin & Noemi Raymond.” The symposium will explore the work of four European-American pioneers of Modern Architecture who during their careers worked for Frank Lloyd Wright. The one-day event will focus on the work of the renowned architects Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra and Antonin and Noémi (Pernessin) Raymond, their relationships with Wright and their contributions to modern architecture today.

The event will include four presentations by notable scholars from across the country and focus on Frank Lloyd Wright during the period of 1910 – 1923, a pivotal juncture in his career, along with a study of of each of the notable architects who worked for him during this period. Participants will be immersed in the architects’ work including identifying and describing their design aspects, drawing a comparison with Wright’s work and the work of their contemporaries, the International Style Modernists and will be encouraged to participate in a discussion with the panel of experts. The panel discussion will focus on the connections and differences of these seminal architects, their impact on architecture in the Twentieth Century and how their work relates to sustainability, regionalism and emerging globalism in architecture today.

The event will be followed by a farm-to-table dinner at the private residence of the Raymond Family cohosted by the presenting scholars of the symposium. This event will feature farm fresh fare from the Raymond Farm and be a limited-ticket event. For more information including tickets to the “After Wright Dinner” following the symposium visit: http://raymondfarmtotable.eventbrite.com/.

The event will be held at the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design, the former home of Antonin and Noémi Raymond in New Hope, PA. The Raymonds’ international careers, which spanned from the 1910s through the 1970s, included practicing architecture in addition to designing furniture, lighting, textile, ceramics, flatware and ironwork. Between their Japan and New York offices, the Raymonds established one of the most avant-garde design studios in the world.  In Japan, Antonin would eventually become known as the “Father of Modern Architecture.” In 1937, with war looming in Japan and Europe, the Raymonds returned their practice to New York and established residency at their summer studio/home located at an 18th– Century Quaker farm in Bucks County, dubbed “the New Hope Experiment.” The Raymond Farm Center served as their live/work atelier and offered teachings in practical design solutions.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Participants are eligible to receive continuing education credits through AIA. Tickets are priced at $250 per ticket for AIA members, $300 per ticket for the General Public and $100 per ticket for AIAS Students. All ticket fees are tax deductible. To register visit: http://afterwright.eventbrite.com/.

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