University Professor To Give Architecture History Lecture At The
University Of Virginia
February 17, 2004 --
WHO: Hilary Ballon, Columbia University
History Lecture Series – “Frank
Lloyd Wright and the Tyranny of the Skyscraper”
Feb. 27, 5 p.m.
Hall, Room 153
Ballon, professor and chairwoman of art history and archaeology,
at Columbia University, will discuss “Frank
Lloyd Wright and the Tyranny of the Skyscraper,” Friday,
Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. at 153 Campbell Hall. The talk is free and
open to the public.
wrote “The Paris of Henri IV:
Architecture and Urbanism,” which
won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for the Most Distinguished
Scholarship in the History of Architecture.
architectural historian, Ballon's interests include the history
form; the development of cities,
including urban infrastructure,
technology and transportation; city planning; and the
intersection of architecture, politics and social life.
research focus on the Baroque period and 20th-century
is curating an exhibition on “Frank
Towers,” to open at New York’s Skyscraper
Museum this spring. She is also writing a book of
the same title.
addition, Ballon wrote “New
Stations” (2002) and “Louis Le Vau: Mazarin’s
College, Colbert’s Revenge” (1999).
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629