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Columbia University Professor To Give Architecture History Lecture At The University Of Virginia

February 17, 2004 --

WHO: Hilary Ballon, Columbia University

WHAT: Architecture History Lecture Series – “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Tyranny of the Skyscraper”

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

Hilary 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.

Ballon 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.

An architectural historian, Ballon's interests include the history of urban form; the development of cities, including urban infrastructure, technology and transportation; city planning; and the intersection of architecture, politics and social life. Her teaching and research focus on the Baroque period and 20th-century America.

Ballon is curating an exhibition on “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Towers,” to open at New York’s Skyscraper Museum this spring. She is also writing a book of the same title.

In addition, Ballon wrote “New York’s Pennsylvania Stations” (2002) and “Louis Le Vau: Mazarin’s College, Colbert’s Revenge” (1999).

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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