Join us Saturday, February 10th at 4:00pm for a Discussion and Book Signing with FREDERICK FISHER & STEPHEN HARBY as they discuss their book: "Robert Venturi's Rome".
Robert Venturi's Rome is a guidebook to the city of Rome seen through the eyes of Robert Venturi, re- interpreted by two subsequent Rome Prize fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby. Published in 1966, Venturi looks at architecture, landscape and art as different manifestations of common themes. As students the book is fundamental to the development of any young architects' outlook on architecture. Venturi wrote the book following a two year Rome Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, and there is no doubt that the city had a profound influence on his thinking.
About Fredrick Fisher:
A registered architect since 1978, Fisher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in Art and Art History and a Master’s of Architecture from UCLA. He was Chairman of the Environmental Design Department at Otis College of Art & Design for seven years and is currently Chairman of the Board of Governors. Fred is also a Board Member for both the Board of Councilors at USC School of Architecture and the Board of Visitors at the UCLA School of the Arts. As founder of FFP, he directs a practice that prides itself on architecture that is responsive, realistic, responsible, and revelatory. “If you make something that brings people pleasure and fulfillment,” he says, “then you’ve done your job as an architect.”
About Stephen Harby:
Stephen Harby is an architect registered in the State of California. His professional activities are concentrated in various realms, all focused on furthering the understanding and appreciation of the built environment: As an Artist… Stephen Harby is an accomplished and recognized painter in watercolor. His work is in many collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been recognized through grants and fellowships, including those from the MacDowell Colony, Western European Architectural Foundation (Gabriel Prize), and the American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize). He is represented by the Los Angeles gallery, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, where his work is available for purchase.