Wednesday, March 5, 2014

David Mayernik lecture in Georgetown

Join the Washington Mid-Atlantic chapter of the ICAA in welcoming David Mayernik, architecture professor at Notre Dame, author, urban planner, artist, and architect,  to Georgetown to discuss his latest book The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture. I've been told by his former students that he is a charismatic and inspirational speaker!
Emulation in the classical tradition was a challenging middle ground between imitating and inventing.  The disappearance of emulation fissured artistic production in the later 18th century into either copying the past or continually seeking novelty, approaches confirmed in the 19th century and mostly taken for granted today. Mayernik will show instead how emulation operated for artists and architects of the Renaissance and Baroque, and will describe his own process of emulation as an argument for its recovery today.
Find details on the event scheduled for Thursday March 13, 2014 on the website HERE. Hope to see you there!

4 comments:

Stephilius said...

I'd never heard of this definition of "emulation". How interesting. I'd love to hear more on the subject, and see examples... um, I think you should give us a blog post, Stefan. ; )

John J. Tackett said...

David is not only a gifted classicist architect, but one of the very best renderers today.

deana sidney said...

Ah, emulation. It has it's place when done with a light hand, however, many emulate 5 different styles and smoosh it into one structure, almost always resulting in a hybrid monster. It's a fascinating topic. I'll check out the book... thanks.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

I am looking forward to attending this event, thanks for sharing it. It is going to be so interesting to hear him speak on this topic.

Liz