Victor Deupi: Transformations in Clasical Architecture
@ The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611
Opening Wednesday, May 15th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM
A quiet revolution is unfolding in the realm of classical architecture today, as the environmental, technological, and economic demands of contemporary practice require levels of efficiency that were never previously expected. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. This book examines how classical – and traditional – architecture can evolve in relation to new paradigms of research and practice (digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies). Based on recent work by leading figures associated with the University of Miami School of Architecture, and a series of design studios at the university (the William H. Harrison Visiting Critics in Classical Architecture), the book redefines the new classical discourse in terms of popular, professional, and academic appeal.
Victor Deupi teaches architectural history and theory, design, and representation at the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, and has been a “Visiting Critic” at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. His books include Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 (Routledge 2015), Transformations in Classical Architecture: New Directions in Research and Practice (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2018), Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970, with Jean-Francois Lejeune (Birkhäuser Verlag, 2019), The Modern Stable, with Oscar Riera Ojeda (Rizzoli, 2019), and Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America (Routledge, 2020). His current research focuses on mid-20th-century Cuban art and architecture. Dr. Deupi was also the President of the CINTAS Foundation dedicated to promoting Cuban art and culture from 2016-2018.
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