Architectural historian to speak at Greenwich Library

May 1, 2017

GREENWICH — A Yale expert in art history will discuss the urban landscape of the 20th century as part of a joint program of Greenwich Library and Yale Alumni Association set for Sunday.

Craig Buckley will speak at 4:30 p.m. inside the library’s Cole Auditorium about the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects on city planning in America and Europe.

“Our partnership with the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich has given us access to incredible speakers who are experts in their field,” Greenwich Library public relations officer Kate Petrov said. “This lecture with Professor Buckley ties in nicely with several programs the library will offer this summer focused on the upcoming Museum of Modern Art exhibit on Frank Lloyd Wright and in connection with our children’s summer reading theme Build a Better World.”

Buckley, a member of Yale’s Department of Art History, has focused his research on the history of modern architecture and historical avant-garde experiments, publishing and media practices of architects and how the relationship between artistic and architectural movements developed through the course of the 20th century.

He has been extensively published and is working on “The Architecture of Montage: Image, Assembly and Print Culture in Postwar Europe,” which analyzes the impact of montage and collage in the techniques of European architectural practices from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Lisa Beth Savitz, president of the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich Inc., said Sunday’s event is the continuation of a productive partnership with Greenwich Library.

“The speaker series was (YAAG board member Bill Jarvis’) idea and was enthusiastically supported by our board of directors,” Savitz said. “YAAG has for many years brought outstanding Yale faculty to Greenwich for alumni events and this is a way to share these educational opportunities with the entire community. The library has been a perfect fit as a partner for that effort.”

The event is free, paid for with contributions of the agency’s members and the library’s Board of Trustees.

More information about future events and programs at the library is online at www.greenwichlibrary.org/news .