John Vinci: Life and Landmarks
Thursday, October 19 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission: Reservations required (Please register before October 9)
Illinois Institute of Technology, S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago
Using photos and commentary, writer Robert Sharoff and photographer William Zbaren will provide an overview of their new monograph, which studies architect John Vinci’s extraordinary half-century career.
Acclaimed for his activism for historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Wright’s Home and Studio and Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building, Vinci also designed residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the Davis House — fusions of his early education at Illinois Institute of Technology and the First Chicago School of Architecture. More
This event is presented by Illinois Institute of Technology and its partners: AIA Chicago, Alphawood Foundation, Architecture & Design Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Docomomo Chicago, The Driehaus Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Graham Foundation, Landmarks Illinois, Preservation Chicago, Society of Architectural Historians.
Photo credit: William Zbaren