2015 lecture: Biomorphic Art and Architecture – Design with Nature

Date: April 14, 2015     Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Ijams Nature Center visitor center building meeting room

Science Café is a project of WGBH Science Unit in association with Sigma Xi.

“Scientific, cultural, and spiritual connections between McHarg’s landmark work in architecture will be linked with the work of other visionaries: The talk will be richly illustrated from (1) Ernst Haeckel’s “Art Forms of Nature” (1899-1904) and its encouragement of an aesthetic, holistic vision of art and science based on his seminal research on oceanic microorganisms, and (2) the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, whose world-heritage architecture was deeply informed by and continually expresses his love and study of nature (spiritually manifest in his huge Sagrada Familia (basilica) in Barcelona (1883-contiunuing today).”

PPT Presentation