Craftsman Architecture: Inspirations and Legacies

Craftsman Architecture: Inspirations and Legacies
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Guest speaker, Edward Bosley

Trained in the classical, Beaux-Arts tradition, Charles and Henry Greene elevated the humble bungalow idea to fine-art architecture in the early 20th century. This lecture will explore the origins of the “Craftsman,” style of design and how it manifested in Southern California. We will trace the pervasive embrace of this style (all the way to Australia) as well as its influence on contemporary building. At the center of the story are architects Charles and Henry Greene, two brothers from Ohio who settled in California in 1893 just as a deep recession was bringing the national economy to a halt. It is a classic story of difficult conditions bringing about flights of sublime beauty, where perseverance and the spirit of creativity come together.

Mr. Bosley has been Director of The Gamble House since 1992 and led the team that completed the conservation of in 2004. For more than 15 years Ted has taught the historic site management class for the USC Summer Program in Heritage Conservation.
A native of San Francisco, Mr. Bosley holds an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the architecture of Greene & Greene while living in the William R. Thorsen house (1909).

Beverly Hills Women's Club
1700 Chevy Chase Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
6:30 pm - Reception & buffet dinner | 8:00 pm - Lecture

RSVP BY MARCH 26:  Click here to register. Please note space is limited and your spot will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.  

$50 ICAA Members; $75 general public
1 AIA unit
Annual pass holders: Receive 15% discount