For two decades after the end of World War II, experimentation in architecture and design led to the creation of a stylistic lexicon where structures defied gravity, cars flew, and buildings resembled lunar landers. This iconic, The Jetsons-esque era is the topic of this year’s first Art in Architecture webinar, “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965.”
The webinar will examine the work of celebrated designers like William Pereira and Albert Frey, and use their work to explore the wider social, economic, political, and technological movements of the time period.
“This webinar series is more than just an art history course. It puts architecture into context by examining the world in which it was built,” says series host Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “And by learning how the past impacts design, everybody watching can perhaps find some inspiration for their next project.”
The Atomic Architecture webinar will air on March 12 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Viewers who register to attend will be eligible to take an associated Continuing Education quiz to earn 1 AIA LU.
And stay tuned for our other upcoming Art in Architecture episodes: “The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Architecture: Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh” on May 14 and “Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Tange, Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, and Tadao Ando” on July 9. Email email@example.com for more info about the Art in Architecture series and to receive updates about future topics.
[UPDATE: Visit www.vectorworks.net/inspiration for more opportunities to earn continuing education credits through our Art in Architecture program, as well as inspiration to help you stay creative.]