ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE launch event at the Goldstein Museum of Design with Jane King Hession

Jane King Hession will be at the Goldstein Museum of Design in Rapson Hall on Monday, April 20 for the launch of her new book, ELIZABETH SCHEU CLOSE.
When Apr 20, 2020
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Goldstein Museum of Design, HGA Gallery, Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 55455
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9781517908577.jpgJane King Hession will be at the Goldstein Museum of Design in Rapson Hall on Monday, April 20 for the launch of her new book, Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture.

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