Michael Golec - Hair, Heir, Heire: Paratextual Modernity and Learning from Las Vegas
Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
In “Hair, Heir, Heire: Paratextual Modernity and Learning from Las Vegas,” Michael J. Golec will explore how paratextual, or graphic formatting, of Venturi, Scott Brown, and Izenour’s Learning from Las Vegas (1972) and Learning from Las Vegas (1977) influences the textual meaning of these two books. By focusing on the photographic images in the 1972 and 1977 books and in Las Vegas Studio exhibition, Golec asks, “What can we learn from paratextual formatting such that we can have two books that can convey such distinct meanings in their material manifestations?”
Michael J. Golec is an Anshutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies and Visting Associate Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is an Associate Professor of the History of Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. And, along with Aron Vinegar, Golec is a coeditor of and contributor to Relearning from Las Vegas, published by the University of Minnesota Press. The book is available for purchase at the Graham Foundation.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.