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Hick Stone

Time: January 26, 2012 from 2pm to 7pm
Location: The Preservation Foundation
Event Type: lecture, architecture
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2012

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Event Description

On Thursday, January 26th Hick Stone will discuss and sign copies of his new book on his architect father Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect.

 

The event will be will be held at 2pm at the Foundation’s offices, located at 311 Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach. The lecture is free to members of the Foundation and $20 non-members.

 

Author Hicks Stone, famed architect Edward Durell Stone’s son, provides a personal and authoritative biography of his father, one of the most controversial figures of twentieth-century architecture. He was both celebrated and scorned, and led a life that was both triumphant and embittered. Durell Stone was the architect of the recent locally landmark 400 South Ocean Boulevard building. Among the other iconic projects for which Stone is responsible are The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi of which Frank Lloyd Wright declared, “it’s the only embassy that does credit to the United States”, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. A negative reception among the architectural community often accompanied his popular and commercial successes, a double edge that continues to inform his legacy.

 

Seating is limited so to make reservations please call 561.832.0731 or respond to this email.

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