If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor Lundy is a real find — an important yet underappreciated figure in the history of American architecture. Trained in both the Beaux Arts and Bauhaus traditions, he built an impressive practice ranging from small-scale residential and commercial buildings to expressive religious buildings and two preeminent institutional works: the U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, D.C. (now on the National Register of Historic Places), and the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka.
Donna Kacmar’s Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, the first book on Lundy’s life and career, documents his work and includes the architect’s own drawings, paintings and sketches, many reproduced for the first time. Kacmar, an architect and professor at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, will describe Lundy’s work and his understanding of materials, light and structural form in her illustrated lecture.
Kacmar will sign her book after the presentation. Copies will be available for $55 at the event.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Proler Chapel at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Boulevard.
Admission to History in Print is free for Preservation Houston/Pier & Beam members, Houston Mod members and members of Congregation Emanu El. Admission is $5 per person for the general public.
Free parking is available in the garage located behind the synagogue (enter from Sunset Boulevard). Congregation Emanu El is also a short walk from the Hermann Park/Rice University station on MetroRail's Red Line.
If you have any questions, please e-mail or call (713) 510-3990.
History in Print is part of the Bart Truxillo Program Series, which honors the memory of pioneer preservationist and Preservation Houston co-founder Bart Truxillo. The Bart Truxillo Program Series is made possible by the generous contributions of Preservation Houston's members and friends.