LongHouse Reserve Hosts Lecture Series On Modernism And Its History

LongHouse Reserve is rolling out a unique series of lectures on modernism and the history of modern design on the East End on Sundays, October 1 and 22, and November 5 from 3 to 5 PM.

Robert Motherwell in Quonset House, East Hampton, architecture by Pierre Chareau, 1946

October 1 will focus on Post-War Modernism on Long Island and Pierre Chareau, with Bob Rubin and Alastair Gordon introduced by Lee Skolnick.

Maison de Verre (1931), Paris (left), Robert Motherwell Quonset House (1946), East Hampton (right), by Pierre Chareau. Courtesy of Alastair Gordon

October 22 will look at the second wave of Post-War Modernism on the East End and the innovative, neo-Corbusian works of Charles Gwathmey, Richard Meier, Barbara and Julian Neski, and Norman Jaffe, and the rise of a reactionary period of neo-traditional architecture on the East End. Alastair Gordon will moderate.

Gorman House in Amagansett, by Architects Julian and Barbara Neski. Courtesy of Alastair Gordon.

November 5 will examine the ever-present legacy of the Modern Movement, beginning with a turn against faux historicism in the early 2000s, and a return to the geometric clarity of post-war modernism, including East End projects by Barnes Coy Architects, Skolnick Architecture + Design, Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, and others, up to the most recent forms of mannerist modernism that are becoming mainstream on Eastern Long Island, perhaps ending with the controversial Blue Dream house by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in East Hampton, tied in with the Endless House which was first created by Frederick Kiesler in Springs 1954. Chris Coy and Lee Skolnick will be in conversation with Alastair Gordon as moderator.

Learn more or get tickets which are $30 for members and $40 for the general public.

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