First Church of Christ, Scientist Centennial Lecture
The sanctuary (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007)
Inventing a Mastework: Bernard Maybeck and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley, 19091911.
Speaker: Robert Judson Clark
This is the first event of a two-year observance of the centennial of the unusual building on the corner of Dwight Way and Bowditch Street. Maybeck was selected as architect in the fall of 1909. The first services in the new structure were held in August 1911. Clark will discuss the choice of architect, as well as the collaboration between the committee members, builders, and craftspeople who produced this audacious landmark of modern eclecticism.
Robert Judson Clark is a professor emeritus of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 18761916 and Design in America: the Cranbrook vision, 19251950.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
This event is being co-sponsored by the Friends of First Church.
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