Anthony Alofsin will be the guest lecturer for the Beaufort County Open Land Trust’s semi-annual Auldbrass tours.
Alofsin is an architect, artist, art historian, writer, and professor educated at Andover, Harvard, and Columbia University.
Ranked internationally “Best of the Best” and in the 90th percentile of research professors, academics, and dons by the Key Centre for Architectural Sociology, Alofsin is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and as an expert on modern architecture. His research and writing on Wright’s first travels to Europe have defined the life and work of the architect in the 1910s. In 2006, Alofsin received the Wright Spirit Award from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. The award honors an individual who, through artistic, architectural, scholarly, professional or other endeavors embodies the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.His pioneering study, Frank Lloyd Wright: the Lost Years, 1910-1922, is acknowledged to be one of the most important books on Wright in the last forty years; the book was a winner in the monograph category in the American Institute of Architects International Book Awards. Alofsin’s other publications include the five-volume reference work, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Index to the Taliesin Correspondence, which won the Vasari Award of the Dallas Museum of Art; it has become an invaluable reference tool for Wright scholars and researchers the world over. He is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector, the first presentation of Wright’s German and Austrian print collection from 1910. He is editor of Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower and Frank Lloyd Wright: Europe and Beyond, and he has written a new introduction to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Wasmuth folios, Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe, which appeared in English, German, and Italian editions. His published works include the introduction to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fifty Views of Japan: the 1905 Photograph Album.
Alosfin will present his lecture on Wright, entitled “Nature or Nurture” at the USCB Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 2. Doors open for wine and light hors d’oeuvres at 6 pm and the lecture begins at 6:30. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by 521-2175 or visiting www.OpenLandTrust.org