Gray Brechin lectures on park architecture
Yosemite Museum, designed by Herbert Maier (National Park Service)
The Hillside Club Round Table presents
A New Deal for the Arts & Crafts: Herbert Maier and the California Boys in the National and State Parks
An illustrated lecture by Gray Brechin
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donation requested; BHC members free
Now celebrating its centennial, the National Park Service was largely created by graduates of the University of California at Berkeley. Among its most important early designers was architect Herbert Maier, who transmitted the Arts and Crafts ethos and aesthetic so prevalent in the town in 1916 to the myriad of rustic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps twenty years later.
For additional information about the Hillside Club Round Table, see the club’s website.