Tommy & Bill: The Landscapes & Architecture of Thomas Church and William Wurster
VANCOUVER: On January 30th, Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and prolific author on modern landscape and architecture, joins the West Coast Modern League at Inform Interiors for Tommy & Bill, a talk on the landscapes and architecture of 20th century California’s Thomas Church and William Wurster.
Beginning in the 1930s, but especially during the immediate postwar years, William Wilson Wurster and Thomas Dolliver Church—in architecture and landscape architecture respectively—included in their sizable dossiers works executed both in collaboration and individually. While Wurster shunned the wholescale adoption of modernist ideas from abroad, he used them to temper and adapt long-established California architectural traditions. Sharing with Wurster these same predilections, Church produced an impressive number of landscapes both in Northern California and in the United States more widely, but always rooted to their sites, environments, and clients’ lives, whether ultimately deriving modernist form and space or those more traditional.
Tommy and Bill examines the course of their buildings and landscapes as they evolved over several decades, deriving their designs in response to their physical and social environments.
Tommy & Bill:
TUES, JANUARY 30, 2024 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Presented by the West Coast Modern League
Hosted by Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
FREE EVENT with registration | Open to the public
Reception at 5:00pm | Presentation at 6:00pm