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RCLA Presents: Karin Jones – An Architectural Tale of Two Cities

Venue

Larry Thompson Academic Center, Ringling College
2700 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34234 United States
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Karin Jones is a native of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a degree in design and historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 1871, both Paris and Chicago were nearly destroyed within months of each other. Each city would rebuild from the ashes during the next three decades, one with a focus on elegance, conformity and classical decorum, and the other with the brash, masculine energy of capitalism, steel and stockyards. During the 20th and 21st centuries, after two world wars and dramatic shifts in power, the essential character of these diametrically different cultures is expressed in the contemporary architecture we see today.

 

RCLA Member fee: $20 | Non-member fee: $30