Posted by: wadahp | March 10, 2011


Art Deco to Modernism — Interwar Architecture in the Pacific Northwest
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Historic Seattle and Seattle Architecture Foundation presents:Art Deco to Modernism: Interwar Architecture in the Pacific Northwest

The period between the two world wars was one of economic and social turmoil, but also one of great creativity in art, architecture and the decorative arts. With outstanding scholars and authors, Historic Seattle takes a look at some of the leading figures in the development of regional architecture and interiors in the period between 1918 and 1940. By the 1930s, these architects were being drawn by streamlined “modern” and international modernism.

This program consists of a full day of four lectures with a box lunch break at the Chapel at Good Shepherd Center on Saturday, March 19, preceded by an exclusive reception at additional cost on Friday evening, March 18 on the top floors of the iconic Northern Life Tower (now Seattle Tower) and followed by a Sunday of optional guided and self-guided tours of the Art Deco buildings discussed in the lecture program on Saturday.


LECTURES — Saturday, March 19, 2011 — 10am-4pm
(Read descriptions of the lectures on the event page, and don’t forget Washington Trust members get a discount for this event!)

  • Art Deco Seattle — Lawrence Kreisman
  • R.C. Reamer: Weaver of Dreams — Ruth Quinn
  • Earl Morrison: One Architect’s Transition from Art Deco to Modern — Glenn Davis
  • Nurses and Totems: The Art Deco Architecture of British Columbia — Donald Luxton

TOURS (guided and self-guided options) — Sunday, March 20, 2011 — 10am-12pm

Once you have experienced the wonders of Art Deco in the Saturday lectures and know what to look for, experience them first-hand in the Central Business District. The Art Deco style expresses elegance and innovation. Visit these gems. Featured stops include the Exchange Building by John Graham Sr. and the Seattle Tower by Albertson, Wilson, and Richardson.


Chapel at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.

Meet at Seattle Architecture Foundation Gallery, 3rd level,
Rainier Square
1333 5th Avenue


LECTURES: $75 general public; $60 members; $30 students. Includes four lectures and box lunch

TOUR: $30 day of tour; $25 in advance

To Register:
Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or visit the event pages: LECTURES, TOURS


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