Georgia Tech Professor / Author Robert Craig will speak about his new book, The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar Architect. It's an architecture tourist 5-fer: It's free, it's about one of Georgia's great architects, it's by one of Georgia's great architectural historians, it's in one of Atlanta's great structures.
One of the rose windows at The Cathedral of St. Philip site of the Dr. Craig's talk.
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA
You've seen St. Philip's so many times but you've never been inside, right? Now is the time.
Now is the time.
Francis Palmer Smith also designed Druid Hills Presbyterian Church and much more.
"Francis Palmer Smith was the principal designer of Atlanta-based Pringle and Smith, one of the leading firms of the early twentieth-century South. Smith was an academic eclectic who created traditional, history-based architecture grounded in the teachings of the École des Beaux-Arts. As The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith shows, Smith was central to the establishment of the Beaux-Arts perspective in the South through his academic and professional career." - Amazon.comEven University of Georgia fans should admire Francis Palmer Smith's connections to Georgia Tech. How appropriate that a Georgia Tech professor should write the book.
"After studying with Paul Philippe Cret at the University of Pennsylvania, Smith moved to Atlanta in 1909 to head the new architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He would go on to train some of the South’s most significant architects, including Philip Trammell Shutze, Flippen Burge, Preston Stevens, Ed Ivey, and Lewis E. Crook Jr." - Amazon.comProfessor Emeritus Robert Craig Ph.D. (History of Architecture & Urban Development), Cornell University has taught at Georgia Tech since 1973. He's the author of one of favorites, Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic, 1929-1959. Dr. Craig is a major contributor to the architecture sections of the new Georgia Encyclopedia.
See you there. OK?