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Arts and Crafts Architecture: A talk with Maureen Meister

January 23, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Arts and Crafts Architecture: A talk with Maureen Meister

Come hear Maureen Meister, PhD, lecture (with accompanying visuals) on her new book, Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England (UPNE, 2014), the first in-depth study of this topic to date.

When the Society of Arts and Crafts was founded in Boston in 1897, the city’s architects became a driving force and turned into fierce advocates for their fellow craftsmen’s mission. Unlike popular architects of the time, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene and Greene, the Bostonian design community—whose most active members included Ralph Adams Cram; Lois Howe; A.W. Longfellow, Jr.; Charles Maginnis; and H. Langford Warren—was closely aligned with colleagues in England, where the Arts and Crafts movement originated. Today the century-old town halls, churches, and schools those like-minded Bostonian architects created are landmarks reflecting the Arts and Crafts movement in New England. 

Attendees will gain an insight into how the English Arts and Crafts movement spread throughout New England at the turn of the 20th century.

Maureen Meister, is the author of Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Boston: Harvard’s H. Langford Warren (UPNE, 2003) and was volume editor of H. H. Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era (The MIT Press, 1999).

Books will be on sale at the event.