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monca Lecture Series: Modern History of Architecture from 1860 to Today

  • Museum of Northern California Art 900 Esplanade Chico United States (map)

For the fall 2019 Lecture Series, monca will again offer a class on the Modern History of Architecture from 1860 to the Present. 

Starting Wednesday, September 25 and for six weeks, ending on October 30, the sessions will begin at 6:30 pm at monca for a maximum of 20 people. 

The class will include an hour lecture followed by an informal discussion. Class notes will be provided for each session. And, best of all, there will be no papers to write and no test to take!


A detailed survey of events, individuals and the buildings that shaped modern European and American archi- tecture from the late 19th century through the present. Topics discussed will include the influence of styles and movements in architecture, and how evolution and discontent dominated changes in the building arts over the past 150-plus years

Why do styles change and what prompts successor movements? How did the world wars influence the art of building? What are the "isms" of architecture (futurism, expressionism, etc.)? How do you recognize the ex- amples of any given style? All this will be covered during the six-week period. The presentations are highly graphic showing important structures that represent the styles and movements presented. 

Fee for the six-week class is $50 with all proceeds going to the museum. Payment can be made at the museum by check or credit card, or by mailing to monca, 900 Esplanade, Chico. 95926 Museum Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm

Lecturer: Richard Macias has always been fascinated by the evolution of architectural style and how it has been influenced by politics, exploration, dissent and technology. For eight years he lectured in the Art & Art History department, School of Humanities and Fine Arts, CSU, Chico where he fo- cused on modern architectural history. Prior to his move to Chico in 2006 he worked in San Francis- co, designing college and university campuses. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Design.

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