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AIA/CKC July Program - Dr. John Gilderbloom Presents his new Book:
Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places.
Location: Conrad Caldwell House, 1402 Saint James Court, Louisville
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 11:45 pm to 1:15
Cost: Free to AIA Members, $20 for non-members. Lunch provided.

Bright, vibrant, intriguing, and unique, chromatic homes are speckled across the world's landscape. These historic houses and buildings are saturated with colors - often highlighting decorative woodwork and architecture-to enhance, revive, and regenerate various neighborhoods and communities. John I. "Hans" Gilderbloom explores and celebrates the appeal of these captivating houses in Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places.

He will be speaking at the Conrad-Caldwell House in Old Louisville's St. James Court. Gilderbloom argues that Louisville ranks fourth in the number of Chromatic homes behind San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans. Gilderbloom will present a short 25 minute Power Point with from the 182 pictures in the book arguing that painting a home in bright colors provides a homeowners and a neighborhood with new "confidence" that regenerate a neighborhood that is vibrant, joyful, sustainable, and loveable. Gilderbloom takes a page from the new urbanist Bible of Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

Highlighted in gorgeous detail are the relevance of the homes' styles and colors as well as their history-many believed to have been around for decades in American cities such as Louisville, Cincinnati, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Miami, and around for centuries in far-flung places such as Havana, Cuba, Venice, Italy, and Moscow, Russia. Gilderbloom reveals how renewing and updating historic homes has the ability to transform and galvanize a community, and these houses serve as creative havens for artists, writers, and musicians: author Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple in one of the most famous chromatic homes in San Francisco, and Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in a spectacular "painted lady" in Hartford, Connecticut.

Filled with 182 engaging and eye-catching photos of homes all across the nation and the world, Chromatic Homes perfectly illustrates how the simple act of painting an ornate structure in bright or bold colors can inspire, empower, sustain and enlighten an entire community. Chromatic Homes creates prosperity, pride, and joy for the homeowner and neighborhood. "Great neighborhoods are the secret sauce of great cities and communities of all kinds, sizes, and stripes, but great neighborhoods don't happen by accident.

They are continuously rebuilt, revitalized, and actively redesigned. They can, and should, be inclusive places where regeneration benefits everyone. Gilderbloom argues that the principles of chromatic design can help us create better neighborhoods and communities. Autographed copies of the book will be sold at the low price of just $25 apiece and is also now available at your local dependable bookstore "Carmichael's" which is also holding a book signing party on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Gilderbloom is coming back from a successful European and Southern United States Book tour. He is known for his disarming humor, factoids, and arguments for making neighborhoods around the world magnificent.

"This book is an important contribution to the future of cities."-Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class "Painting houses is a worldwide practice for self-expression. It also cues in that someone of responsibility and concern is around. Color, and its maintenance, can thus be an urban force for confidence. Chromatic Homes takes such concerns seriously and helps us see what, when taken to exuberant forms, can be the delightful result."-Harvey Molotch, author of The City as a Growth Machine.

"Brilliant, beautiful and brash."- Larry Muhammad, playwright, journalist and book author John I. "Hans" Gilderbloom is a professor in the Graduate Planning, Public Administration, Public Health, and Urban Affairs programs at the University of Louisville, where he also directs the highly lauded Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods. Considered one of the foremost urban thinkers of our time by a international survey conducted by Planetizen, he is the author of six books, 55 scholarly articles and op-eds in Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He wrote this book in his own chromatic home in Louisville, Kentucky which was previously featured along with a separate profile in the New York Times.

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