Classical Lecture Series & Book Signing
Presented by authors: Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons & Steve Vaught
Known as the architect to the stars, Roland E. Coate designed homes for such Hollywood icons as David O. Selznick, Frank Capra, Myrna Loy and many other Hollywood moguls. Fashion icon Tom Ford now owns Betsy Bloomingdale’s famous Coate home in Holmby Hills. Recognized as a “virtuoso” of Spanish, Mediterranean and romantic revival, Coate was especially popular for his Monterey “virtuoso” of Spanish, Mediterranean and romantic revival, Coate was especially popular for his Monterey Colonial Revival homes and for the kind of residential designs that have become the definition of California charm, character and good bones.
Marc Appleton is the founding principal of Appleton Partners Architects, with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Architecture, his work has been widely published, and he and David Cohen founded the ICAA's Southern California Chapter 17 years ago. Bret Parsons has written several books, including Colcord Home about residential architect Gerard Colcord. Bret is the associate manager of the brand new Compass real estate office in Hancock Park where he also serves as executive director of the architectural division. Steve Vaught is an author and historian who specializes in Southern California architectural and social history. He has written five books as well as articles in such publications as Architectural Digest and Los Angeles magazine. He is currently working on a book about Hollywood’s historic architecture.
Their first book on architect Gordon Kaufmann was published two years ago, and then Roland E. Coate in mid October. They begin working on their next book about Wallace Neff and then Paul R. Williams follows.
This is the first of the 2019 Classical Lecture Series. The Series will also include:
April 3: Life along the Hudson, Pieter Estersohn, Guest Speaker
May 22: Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Movement, Judith Tankard, Guest Speaker
September 18: Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome, CeCe Haydock
October 23: The Architecture of John Simpson: The Timeless Language of Classicism, John Simpson, Guest Speaker
ICAA Member - Lecture Series Season Pass (includes 5 lectures) - $140.00
General Public - Lecture Series Season Pass (includes 5 lectures) - $190.00
Individual Lecture Ticket:
ICAA Members - $30
General Public - $55
Generously hosted by:
PERFEC Hardwood Floors
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave, Showroom G299
West Hollywood, CA 90069
This 2019 Classical Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support from:
Richard Holz, Inc.
Shawn Nelson Builders