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Williams delivers opening lecture in Reading the City series

April 23, 2016

Robin on stage_croppedArchitectural History chair Robin Williams delivered the opening talk in the Reading the City lecture series on Wednesday, April 20 to an audience of about 150 at the SCAD Museum of Art Theater, speaking on “Broadening Savannah’s Urban Identity: From the Ideal to the Real”.  The series celebrates the publication of the new book, Buildings of Savannah, authored by Williams and four of his Architectural History colleagues.  Buildings of Savannah is the inaugural volume in the Buildings of United States series produced by the Society of Architectural Historians.  Watch a video of the talk.

Williams also authored an invited post this week on the SCAD Works blog, “Paradoxical Savannah: A small city with a big role,” highlighting the Buildings of Savannah book.

The Reading the City lecture series will feature lectures by the book’s authors on April 27 and May 4 and conclude on May 11 with a closing guest lecture by Richard Longstreth (George Washington University), followed by a panel discussion where Longstreth will be joined by local preservation authorities Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Daniel Carey, and Justin Gunther.

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