Design and Discourse: The life and work of Jean Paul Carlhian
October 24 – December 1, 2013
Artists’ Reception: Tuesday, November 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Jean Paul Carlhian once said of his 14-story high-rise dormitory on Harvard’s campus, “We Never Thought Bare Concrete Would Be Enjoyable To Look At.” On Thursday, October 24, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts will introduce Carlhian’s work in a retrospective gallery show, Design and Discourse: The life and work of Jean Paul Carlhian.
French-born, and a longtime Concord resident, Carlhian is remembered to many as the architect who took Harvard vertical. Symmetry and stability, seen as virtues of design by Carlhian, were reflected in much of his architecture.
The show will feature his work on the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; the Mather House at Harvard University; the Quincy House at Harvard University; the Leverett House at Harvard University; the Warren Rudman Federal Courthouse in Concord, NH and the Federal Office Building #7 in Washington DC.
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