WORKING IN THE EYE OF THE SUN: Photographing the Vernacular Architecture of Arkansas is the title of remarks this evening by Geoff Winningham a Professor at Rice University and holder of the Lynette S. Aubrey Chair in the Humanities.
Arkansas has its share of vernacular architecture, everyday structures built by and for ordinary people, architecture without architects, so to speak. Working in the early eighties with Professor Cy Sutherland of the University of Arkansas School of Architecture, Geoff Winningham traveled throughout the state, identifying and photographing vernacular forms – houses, barns, silos, churches, schools, stores and more. Winningham will share a number of those images with his audience when he talks about Arkansas’s vernacular architecture.
Selections from his collection of black and white images of those structures, plus interviews with people long familiar with them, are the makings of “OF THE SOIL”, a book just published by the University of Arkansas Press. Professor Jeff Shannon of the Fay Jones School of Architecture, served as its editor.
Professor Winningham is presented by the Architecture & Design Network as part of their monthly lecture series. The talk will take place this evening, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6pm. It will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 pm at the Arkansas Arts Center lecture hall.
Supporters of the Architecture and Design Network (ADN) include the Arkansas Arts Center, UA’s Fay Jones School of Architecture, the Central Arkansas Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. All ADN lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.