FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DESIGN ADVENTURES IN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGY
With Barbara Eberlein, ASID
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lecture, House Tour, Refreshments
1831 Delancey Place, Philadelphia
As architects and designers we are especially adept at seeing deeply within walls left standing from the generations before us. In historic restoration we strive to recreate the spirit of a house, rather than a collection of frozen “period rooms.” Because no matter how grand a house may be, real humans will live and laugh and love within—and besides, no one wants to cook by candlelight, even in a perfect replica of a 19th century kitchen!
Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art-Philadelphia for an illustrated lecture, discussion and tour of this fabulously remade townhome with Barbara Eberlein, ASID, of Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd., and president of ICAA-Philadelphia. This event is part of the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival.
Barbara Eberlein has searched for traces of grandeur along the Main Line, from the Horace Trumbauer-designed Ardrossan (the Villanova manor home that inspired The Philadelphia Story), to Center City townhouses and throughout the country. In faded ballrooms where silk draperies are reduced to shreds by sunlight, Eberlein finds even the tiniest clues of life lived well and fully. Emotional and physical images merge to form an ideal foundation to create perfection: a home of vigor, life and purpose that will last for future generations.
Due to space constraints, advance registration is required via www.classicist-phila.org/events/
This venue is not handicapped accessible.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & ART
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. We fulfill this mission through education, publications, awards and advocacy partnering with diverse organizations throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.classicist-phila.org.
Many thanks to our event sponsors: The Marvin Family of Brands, North American Window & Door, Compass Ironworks, Ferguson Enterprises, Saienni Stairs
DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, is the oldest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multimedia, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s Festival kicks off on October 7 and events run from October 8 – 16. For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2015 Festival, visit: designphiladelphia.org.