Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Architecture matters at the New Haven Public Library

Book Lover's Luncheon features Pulitzer Prize winning author

NEW HAVEN - Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker magazine’s “SkyLine” column and author of the newly published “Why Architecture Matters,” will be the featured guest at the Patrons of the New Haven Public Library’s Book Lover’s Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

The 2nd annual fundraising luncheon benefiting the public library will be held at Union League Café.

Robert A. M. Stern, dean and J.M. Hoppin Professor, Yale School of Architecture, will facilitate the luncheon discussion on architecture.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Barbara Segaloff, Library Development Office at (203) 946-8130 ext. 314 or e-mail

The library also will present Goldberger in a civic conversation focused on Public Architecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 28in the Ives (Main)Branch, 133 Elm St.
Goldberger will be joined by Hartford Courant Columnist Tom Condon. The program is free and open to the public.

Goldberger began his career at The New York Times where his architectural criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1984. Author of several books, including his chronicle of the Ground Zero rebuilding process, “Up From Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York,” Goldberger’s newest work “Why Architecture Matters” is a handbook on how to look at buildings and view them in their contexts of environment and history.
He is a graduate of Yale University, holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design at The New School in New York City, and lectures widely on architecture, design, historic preservation and cities.

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