Boston Victorian Architecture and Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein, and John Brooks Wheelwright (Gonson Daytime Lecture)

October 23, 2019

Boston Architecture

56 Brattle St
Cambridge MA 02138

October 23, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm

OCTOBER 23

BOSTON VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AND WALKER EVANS, LINCOLN KIRSTEIN, JOHN WHEELWRIGHT

Stephen Jerome | Architectural and Social Historian

In 1931, the photographer Walker Evans—later famous for his collaboration with author James Agee documenting the effects of the Depression for the Farm Security Administration (FSA)—joined Lincoln Kirstein, his early promoter, and architect/poet John Brooks Wheelwright in a project to photograph Victorian architecture for a book Wheelwright was writing on this subject. Many of the resulting iconic images are in the permanent collections of museums. Join Stephen Jerome, architectural and social historian, for a slideshow about this rare archive of Victorian architecture and the three luminaries behind it.

About the Gonson Daytime Lectures:

This talk is part of Cambridge Center for Adult Education's Gonson Daytime Lectures. Stimulate your mind mid-day with $5 lunchtime lectures—with complimentary coffee and tea—on topics in everything from history and current events, to culture and personal wellness. To learn more about these lectures, visit ccae.org/gonsonlectures.

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