ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE event at the Embassy of Austria with Jane King Hession

Jane King Hession will be at the Embassy of Austria on Wednesday, September 29 for a discussion and signing of her book ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE in conjunction with the new exhibition on display that showcases the life and work of Scheu Close.
When Sep 29, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
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An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architectJane King Hession will be at the Embassy of Austria on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her book Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture in conjunction with the new exhibition on display that showcases the life and work of Scheu Close. Admission is free, but registration is required, and proof of vaccination is required for entry. Register via Eventbrite here.

One of few women who were practicing architects in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close left an indelible mark on Minnesota’s built landscape. This personal and professional biography also explores multiple aspects of modern architecture, including the use of new materials and technologies, the design of prefabricated houses, and the relationship between residential design and changing American lifestyles.

"At last, the book on Minnesota architecture we've been waiting for! Jane King Hession masterfully tells the story of Elizabeth Close's formative years in early twentieth-century Vienna and her groundbreaking career as a Minnesota architect. In doing so, she also throws light on a little-known era: the first steps of modernism in Minnesota." —Linda Mack, former architecture critic, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Professional biographies are not always easy to write and sometimes harder to read. Jane King Hession succeeds with her new book, Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture, and readers are rewarded with a well-told, engaging story about a 60-year career personifying innovation nested at a pivotal point in time." —New York-Pennsylvania Collector