Join Professor Antoinette LaFarge and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson in a wide ranging online discussion based on LaFarge's new book about Progressive Era furniture designer Louise Brigham. The event will take place Wednesday, June 24th | 5 PM PST on Crowdcast.
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You can purchase Antoinette's new book here, as well as architecture & design titles from Artbook | D.A.P. & Doppelhouse Press, recommended by her.
LaFarge, a professor of art at the University of California, Irvine, has unearthed a treasure trove of information about this relatively unknown pioneering designer. In her new book, Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design, LaFarge writes of how “several prominent areas of contemporary design trace back to, or through, Brigham’s project: especially recycled-materials design, low-impact design, do-it-yourself design, multifunctional design, and modular design. Indeed,” LaFarge adds, “it would not be too much to call her a progenitor of the sustainable design movement.”
Dickinson has been writing about architecture, design, and cities for nearly two decades. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Metropolis, Curbed, and others. She is a contributing editor at Architect magazine.