ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE event at the Roseville Public Library with Jane King Hession

Jane King Hession will be at the Roseville Public Library on Thursday, April 23 for a discussion and signing of her new book, ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE.
When Apr 23, 2020
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Ramsey County Library – Roseville, 2180 Hamline Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113
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9781517908577.jpgJane King Hession will be at the Roseville Public Library on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture, as part of the Ramsey County Historical Society's History Revealed series.

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.

"Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture paints a portrait of an important icon of modern architecture. But it also relates a story of tenacity, focus, and making the most of opportunity; of navigating complex political climates; of being a caring steward of nature and community; of being a good partner; of living a full life; of being a trailblazer." —Joan Soranno, from the Foreword

"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 20th 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