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Lecture with Nikos Salingaros: Form Languages and Classical MouldingsRegister Now!

May 25, 2011; Reception at 6:30pm; Lecture at 6:45pm

Please join Dr. Nikos Salingaros for a discussion on the expression of form languages in vernacular architecture and regional, traditional building. Dr. Salingaros will examine how contemporary architects working within the classical tradition use this form language, evolved over the millienia to adapt to human sensibilities and the immediate environment, to create nutritive spaces, forms, and surfaces.

Nikos A. Salingaros is regarded as one of the world’s leading urbanists and architectural theorists. His books Principles of Urban Structure and A Theory of Architecture provide the foundation for a completely new approach to the built environment. A mathematician and polymath known for his work on urban theory, architectural theory, complexity theory, and design philosophy, Salingaros published substantive research on Algebras, Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetic Fields, and Thermonuclear Fusion before turning his attention to Architecture and Urbanism. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Location: The lecture will be held at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
20 W 44th St 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10036

Cost/Learning Unit: FREE for ICAA members and employees of professional member firms; FREE for full-time students with valid ID (please present your ID at the door for admission); $20 for the general public. 1 AIA/CES LU (Theory) is available. Space is limited and reservations are required.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.