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Vienna Fin-de-Siècle and the Birth of Modernism

Date and Time: Saturday, November 29, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: TBC
Cost: $59.00
Come with a Friend: $47
McGill Students and Alumni: $29

Course participation is limited to 20 people


Viennese culture at the cusp of the 20th century constitutes one of the significant moments that defined Modernism in the arts. “Vienna-1900” was a celebration of the subversive powers that changed the art and culture of the late 19th century. However, the cultural landscape of Vienna was one of great contradictions: political conservatism and social liberalism, multiculturalism and virulent anti-Semitism, social pretentiousness and laissez-faire behaviour. The city stood for daring artistic experimentation and stifling conservatism, imperial splendour and abject poverty. The seminar will be devoted to looking at and reflecting upon Vienna’s contribution to Modernism, but the emphasis will be placed on architecture, the visual arts and urban planning.


Facilitator

Adrian Sheppard is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at McGill University. He is active in civic affairs and has written and lectured on housing, on the conversion of old buildings and on architectural history. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from McGill University, he travelled and worked in Europe. He returned to North America to undertake graduate studies at Yale University. Upon his completion of his studies, he joined and became a partner in the firm of Desnoyers Mercure Gagnon Sheppard, Architects, where he was design partner on a broad scope of architectural projects and a number of large-scale urban planning studies in Canada and overseas. He is a co-recipient of the Vincent Massey Medal in Architecture and of the Heritage Canada National Prize for Conservation Architecture. He has taught at the Boston Architectural Centre, l’Université de Montréal, Dalhousie University in Halifax and McGill University. In 1992, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.


Resources

You may wish to review the following resources in preparation for this seminar:

http://www.grids-blog.com/wordpress/otto-wagner-designing-the-city/

http://www.wien.gv.at/english/history/overview/ringstrasse.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgB-raVNUhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcEfLggdS9g


Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing.

The following Cancellation Policy applies:
Up to 7 days prior to the start date: Full refund 
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee. 

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start


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