This lecture is tonight!
Margot Ellis will be in Boston to discuss her book Americans in Paris, co-authored and inspired by the late Jean Paul Carlhian, who died before its completion. Carlhian was a Frenchman who attended L’École des Beaux-Arts – the subject of the book along with its Yankee grads – moved to America after WWII, taught at the Harvard GSD and was long an architect at the Boston firm of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, known for its founder, Henry Hobson Richardson, also a L’École graduate, and who probably spins in his grave for a lot of reasons, not least perhaps the contemporary work of the firm now known officially as Shepley Bulfinch, which today has offices in Phoenix, too.
Ellis spent 15 years researching and writing Americans along with Carlhian. I met the architect several years ago at an event honoring Shepley…
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