Pasadena Heritage hosts a talk as a preamble to its Modern Works Spring Home Tour on March 26. Postwar architecture is finding new and growing appreciation, and many homes and buildings designed after 1945 now qualify as landmarks. Pasadena boasts many fine examples which, though lesser known, have much to teach us about dramatic changes in architectural design and taste.
What were the influences that led to the creation of this new architecture? How did new materials, engineering advances, and public tastes contribute to the work of mid-century architects? As these buildings need restoration, what new skills and approaches are needed? And how is mid-century design affecting architecture today?
These questions and more will be explored in a talk by Professor Kenneth Breisch, Ph.D., noted architectural historian and former Director and founder of the USC Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.
Tickets are available online for $18.