The Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter will be presenting architect Hicks Stone, son of Edward Durell Stone, and author of the new book Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect (Rizzoli, October 2011). The free lecture and slide presentation is hosted by SAH/SCC Life Member Edward Cella at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles on December 10th from 4-6pm. More information on the event after the break.
Edward Durell Stone was one of the more controversial figures of 20th-century architecture. He was both celebrated and scorned, leading a life that was simultaneously triumphant and embittered. In his presentation, Hicks Stone will address a body of work that has been largely neglected, if not outright misunderstood. According to the author, “I believe that my perspective as a son and architect offers me a unique and privileged position to address many of these bromidic and reflexive perceptions.”
The elder Stone is best known for his designs for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In addition, he also built several projects in Southern California, including Stuart Pharmaceutical (1956) in Pasadena, A.O. Beckman Auditorium (1960) at Caltech, Phillips Hall (1966) and von Kleinsmid Center (1964) at USC, Harvey Mudd College (1956) in Claremont, and Perpetual Savings & Loan (1961) in Beverly Hills and Westwood.
Refreshments will be provided and books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. This event is free, however, seating is limited and guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available behind the gallery and accessible through the porte – cochere at 6010 Wilshire Blvd. Metered parking is also available. For more information, please visit here.