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Architecture Lecture Series: Alice Friedman

Alice Friedman, Wellesley College

October 4, 2018 · 6:00 pm8:00 pm EDT · School of Architecture, South Gallery

School of Architecture

Alice Friedman is the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art at Wellesley College and a Visiting Professor at the Modern Interiors Research Center at Kingston University, London.

Friedman is currently working on a book titled Poker Faces/Private Spaces: Houses for Unconventional Clients, 1907-2017. Through a series of case studies, the book examines the ways in which architects and their most “unconventional” clients—men and women who stood apart from social norms by virtue of their sexuality or alternative ways of living—used hybrid designs and unusual planning strategies to create public facades (both literal and figurative) that shielded private enclaves behind blank walls or deceptively traditional exteriors.

Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.

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