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Museums: Building Collections, Building Community

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

MARION DEAN ROSS/PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 3-5, 2014

In recent years Seattle has re-purposed several important historic buildings to showcase the region’s history, arts, and culture.  Join us for an exciting conference that focuses on old and new museum spaces and collections set in the growing, vibrant city of Seattle.  This year’s theme is Museums: Building Collections, Building Community.  Please consider submitting an abstract or proposal for a paper or work-in-progress report for the 2014 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, to be held in Seattle, Washington, October 3-5, 2014.

Submissions for the conference may include profiles of architects, builders, city planners, and landscape architects that helped build the city, preservation case studies, or important historical trends that made the Seattle area what it is today.  These topics will be given first priority.  Other proposals addressing any aspect of the built environment from any time period or place are also welcome.  All abstracts adhering to the submission guidelines listed below will be given a fair assessment.  Abstracts will be blind peer reviewed by the SAH MDR Review Committee with a select number chosen for oral presentation.  Applicants may be offered a poster session if their abstract is not selected for oral presentation.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome to present at the conference.  Membership in the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is not required for abstract submission, although everyone chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a single-sided page.  On a separate single page, include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address with a brief, 100-200 word paragraph biography or one-page curriculum vitae.  Abstracts are due on or before May 31, 2014, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by June 11, 2014.  Registration fees apply.  Please indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report.  Ideally, the papers or work-in-progress reports delivered at the conference should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and aim to make an original contribution.  Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by August 12, 2014.

Authors shall retain copyright, but shall agree that the paper will be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.  Electronic submission of proposals is preferred.  Please email submissions as a Microsoft Word attachment with the subject heading SAH MDR Conference 2014 on or before May 31, 2014, to Phillip Mead at pmead@uidaho.edu.  If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:

Phillip G. Mead AIA

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
PO Box 442451
Moscow ID 83844

Lee Nelson in 1992 at Aquia Quarry, where sandstone used on the White House and the original section of the U.S. Capitol was quarried. Photograph by Chad Fisher; courtesy UO Libraries Special Collections.

Lee Nelson in 1992 at Aquia Quarry, where sandstone used on the White House and the original section of the U.S. Capitol was quarried. Photograph by Chad Fisher; courtesy UO Libraries Special Collections.

On Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 pm at the University of Oregon’s Knight Library Paulson Reading Room, Emily Vance will present Building a Legacy: The Lee Nelson Collection.

Ms. Vance, a Historic Preservation Program graduate student, recently completed an internship devoted to creating an annotated bibliography of the Lee Nelson papers which are housed in the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.  The internship was sponsored by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness and understanding of historic buildings and sites and to encouraging their preservation.  The educational mission of HPEF is very much in the spirit of Lee Nelson, who not only served as chief of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Technical Preservation services branch, but also was a cofounder of the Association for Preservation Technology.  The 26 boxes of papers donated to the U of O, Nelson’s undergraduate alma mater, reveal the depth and breadth of his accomplishments and interests.  Though he is perhaps best known for his restoration work on Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Nelson maintained strong ties to Oregon, publishing several studies on the state’s covered bridges.  In the 1970s, Nelson waded into international waters, participating in the US Historic Preservation Team of the US-USSR Joint Working Group on the Enhancement of the Urban Environment.  His visits to the Soviet Union as part of this endeavor formed the basis for his presentation, Historic Preservation in the Soviet Union, delivered at the 1976 annual meeting and conference of the SAH/MDR.

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UW Winter Lecture Series

Erling Christoffersen | Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.ec-design.dk/
Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 6:00 PM, Architecture Hall 147, University of Washington
Sponsored by Scan|Design
Material and Structure in Furniture

Erling_Christoffersen_EventPage_0Throughout his career as a designer and teacher, Erling Christoffersen has explored furniture design through a process of experimentation with materials.  Christoffersen’s recent work involves transforming flat materials such as wood veneers into furniture.  His goal is to create functional furnishings where the two-dimensional starting point is still visible in the finished furniture.  In shaping furniture through bending, the outline of the furniture is the result of the process.

Since 1979 Erling Christoffersen has worked independently and within exhibition groups and studios.  He established the studio Design 134 in 1989 with architects Bjørli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen.  His work as a part of Design 134 includes exhibition design, interior design, furniture design, lamp design, and graphic design.  In 2002 he re-established his own office and has been active in exhibiting furniture design in Denmark and abroad.

This quarter he is co-teaching Arch 504 Furniture Studio with Kimo Griggs.

Marco Casagrande
http://casagrandeworks.blogspot.com/
Friday, 7 February 2014, 7:30 PM, Architecture Hall 147, University of Washington
Presented by Space.City & the HSW Endowment/Neighborhood Design Studio

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Rick Joy | Tuscon, AZ
http://www.rickjoy.com
Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 6:00 PM, Architecture Hall 147, University of Washington
Mahlum Endowed Lecture
Taking the Time

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Rick Joy is Principal of Rick Joy Architects, a 12 person architecture and planning firm established in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona.  From the beginning, each of RJA’s works have been exhibited and published extensively and have won numerous awards.  Joy received the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and in 2004 won the prestigious National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  He periodically serves as a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rice and M.I.T. and he lectures extensively on the firm’s work throughout the world.

RJA has realized architectural works throughout North America with extensive experience with lifestyle based projects from numerous single family residences to an ultra-lux resort and large scale master-plans.  The office has several active residential commissions in Miami, Sun Valley, Turks and Caicos, Venice Beach, Taos, Dallas, La Paz, Santiago Chile, and a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use development in Tucson.  RJA was recently awarded the prestigious commission of the new Train Station and Campus Gateway to Princeton University and a new $150 million Aman Resort in upstate NY.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

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The exhibit, Drawn to Design: Selections from the UO Architecture Student Drawing Collection, is on display at the University of Oregon in Knight Library, January – March 2014.

The exhibit features a rotating display of architecture student works dating from 1915 to the 1930s in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. The drawings come from the collections of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library which include approximately 1,500 student works.  Creators include individuals who became well known in the profession:  Eyler Brown, Glen Stanton, Cloethiel Smith, Hollis Johnston, Abbott Lawrence, and many more.  Visit the exhibit web page for more information.

Posted by Ed Teague, University of Oregon Libraries.

2013 Conference Report

Oregon State Capitol (1938, Francis Keally, Trowbridge & Livingston)

Oregon State Capitol (1938, Francis Keally, Trowbridge & Livingston)

Report of the Annual Conference of the Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

Salem, Oregon, October 18-20, 2013

In addition to reviewing paper presentations, booking venues, and arranging tours, the conference committee arranged for the weather to be on its best behavior for the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Centered on Salem, Oregon the Conference was themed “The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders” and began with a tour of GeerCrest Farm, located roughly fifteen miles to the east of downtown.  The site includes the R.C. Geer Farmhouse (1850-51), and currently operates as a working farm and educational center run by a non-profit agency.  Participants noted that while the farming and education programs are lively, much work is still needed on the historic house, particularly citing the need for a preservation plan.

On tour at the Mission Mill.  The 1847 Boon House in the background.

On tour at the Mission Mill. The 1847 Boon House in the background.

Friday evening’s events started with a tour of the Willamette Heritage Center which includes not only the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill (1895), but also several of Oregon’s earliest houses that were moved to the site in the 1970s and 1980s as a response to development pressures.  The substantially restored Jason Lee House (1841) and the associated Methodist Parsonage (1841) are considered the oldest houses in Oregon.

Following restorative socializing and snacking, the conference began in earnest with a panel session on the “State of the Willamette Valley Settlement Era Homesteads.”  The panel represented a collaborative effort between the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and Restore Oregon (formerly the Historic Preservation League of Oregon or HPLO) to preserve some of Oregon’s oldest architectural resources.  Moderator Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Restore Oregon’s (RO) field programs manager reported that in the last two years he had received an increasing number of concerned phone calls regarding settlement era resources.  Indeed, one of RO’s programs, the “Oregon’s Most Endangered Places List,” has consistently featured settlement era resources since its inception in 2011, culminating in a listing for all “Oregon Trail Pioneer Farmsteads” in 2013.  With support from the National Trust, RO subsequently commissioned a study that would provide a context for the past, present, and future of these resources.  The resulting document was created by Liz Carter, preservation consultant, adjunct faculty at the University of Oregon, and the panel’s first presenter.

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Ed Teague introduces the presenters. Left to right: Peggy Moretti, Roger Roper, Kenny Gunn, and Liz Carter.

Liz defined the geographic parameters for the study as the WillametteValley in order to have a manageable region as well as because the Valley was the primary goal of early settlers.  The temporal boundary, 1841-1865 spans the time from the construction of the Jason Lee House and Parsonage to just before the completion of the trans-continental railroad in 1869.  In terms of resource types, those studied were focused on pioneer-era dwellings and farm groupings in order to promote thematic, technological and stylistic cohesion.  In general, settlers initially built a rough shelter, followed by a cabin, a “good barn” and then a lumber house, a sequence that could take upward of six years to complete and result in ensembles of ten to fifteen buildings.  Construction technology ranged from round and hewn logs to timber frame, box construction and finally to balloon framing.  Stylistically, designs reflected the geographic origins of the settlers, but lagged behind those popular on the east coast.

The data for the conclusions drawn by Liz Carter’s context statement was largely provided by Kenny Gunn, the evening’s second speaker, working under the aegis of the State Historic Preservation Office.  Kenny was tasked with re-surveying the known settlement-era properties as well as with identifying additional resources that had been previously overlooked.  The results were alarming.  Of the 311 known resources, 56 (18%) had been demolished since the 1970s.  Another 38 had been substantially altered, to the point that they would no longer qualify for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Roger Roper, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, then talked about what SHPO can do in addition to surveys, including encouraging the creation of a Multiple Property Document (MPD), which would make it easier to list additional properties to the National Register.  The final presenter, Restore Oregon’s Executive Director Peggy Moretti discussed the search for creative solutions to ensure the continued use and thereby the existence of Settlement Era structures.  She particularly emphasized that House Museums, once a stalwart of preservation, are rarely viable these days.

Saturday’s paper sessions took place at Pringle Community Hall, a venue supplied courtesy of the Salem Historic Landmark Commission.  Following introductory remarks by Chapter President Ed Teague and Joy Sears, representing the Salem Landmark Commission, Bill Booth read a salute to our chapter’s founding members that was written by Miriam Sutermeister and Grant Hildebrand.  The full text thereof will follow in a future blog post.  Greater detail on individual presentations will follow as well, but for now here’s a brief summary.

The Presenters:  Bill Booth, Liz Carter, Holly Borth, Don Peting, Doug StanWiens, Kirk Ranzetta/Leesa Gratreak/Patience Stuart, Chris Bell.

The Presenters: Bill Booth, Liz Carter, Holly Borth, Don Peting, Doug StanWiens, Kirk Ranzetta/Leesa Gratreak/Patience Stuart, Chris Bell.

The first group of paper presenters was introduced by Phillip Mead, Associate Professor, University of Idaho.  After participating in the panel on the previous night, Liz Carter returned to the podium once again to present “Searching for the Charles and Melinda Applegate Cabin in Yoncalla.”  The project was an interdisciplinary undertaking between archaeologists and University of Oregon Historic Preservation students to locate the sites for these two features using oral histories, Applegate family records, a systematic grid search, and metal detectors.

The 2010 demolition of the Angell-Brewster House built in 1855 near Lebanon spurred the re-survey of unincorporated Linn County, Oregon by a group including our second presenter Holly Borth.  Of the 87 resources identified only 53 appear to remain.  This survey was also used as a resource for the SHPO-led survey conducted by Kenny Gunn and discussed during the previous night’s panel.

Don Peting’s presentation, “Mahlon Harlow, Willamette Valley Pioneer: His Influence and Legacy” highlighted the life of an extraordinary man, but perhaps a typical early settler.  Harlow’s succinct diary entries rarely fail to mention the weather, and also note his lending aid to the construction projects to numerous of his fellow pioneers, as well as his own progress in constructing his house.

After a brief intermission, Diana Painter, National Register and Survey Coordinator for the Oregon SHPO introduced the next set of presenters beginning with Doug StanWiens, a teacher at Boise High School whose paper titled “Along the Oregon Trail: Using Architectural History to Connect National History Curriculum to Boise’s Past and Present,” described an innovative approach to education using architecture to illustrate local and nation-wide patterns in history.  His interdisciplinary approach introduced students to architectural history while developing photography, social media, and photography skills and made students more aware of the community they live in.

Patience Stewart, Leesa Gratreak and Kirk Ranzetta of URS Corporation, a world-wide engineering, construction and technical services consulting firm, presented “Pioneers of Place on Portland’s Suburban Frontier: The Oak Hills Subdivision.”  While the title would seem to indicate adherence to the conference theme, Oak Hills was established in the 1960s rather than the 1860.  However, their witty titular attempt to conform is greatly appreciated.  Through the efforts of the presenting team, Oak Hills was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first Mid-Century subdivision to gain that distinction in Oregon.  Factors contributing to the high level of integrity that made the listing possible include careful planning at the outset to create a community that would be appealing over a long period of time, leading to both long-term residencies and limiting the desire for alterations.

“Cascadians Atop the Cascades:  Public Ski Lodges Designed for the WillametteValley” was presented by Chris Bell of the Oregon Department of Transportation.  A total of three lodges were built in the Santiam and McKenzie Pass areas to support the emergence of recreational skiing in the 1930s.  Unlike Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, which continues to delight visitors to this day, these were less successful ventures, with one demolished at an early date, one repurposed, and one currently mothballed.

The paper presentations were followed by the annual general meeting.  The highlights:  Elections!  Diana Painter was elected to the chapter Presidency, with Mimi Sheridan continuing on as Treasurer and Bernadette Niederer continuing as Secretary.  The Vice Presidential position remained vacant as no one was willing to commit.  Anyone reading this is encouraged to apply for the position.  Really, it isn’t all that much work, but is is worth more than John Nance Garner legendarily indicated.

The Board announced that the 2013 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award was given to Liz Carter (Eugene, Oregon) to further her project on African-American Pioneer residences in Oregon and to Anne Marshall (University of Idaho, Moscow) for her continuing work on the Native American Museum at Warm Springs.  Congratulations to both!  The Board also decided to lend publication support to Thaisa Way (University of Washington, Seattle) for her pending book on landscape architect Richard Haag.  The Board is looking for committee members to assist with the 2014 Potter Award selection as well as to work on establishing a new award named after our stalwart Treasurer emeritus Shirley Courtois.  The latter award is designed to encourage new membership by aiding potential presenters to travel to our conference and annual meeting.

Our 2014 meeting is slated for Seattle.  Suggestions for 2015 include Vancouver, B.C.; Jacksonville, OR and Astoria, OR.  Note that while we do rotate among our member states (theoretically British Columbia should be our next venue), the conference location is generally determined by the willingness of volunteers at a given location to set the program.

Elisabeth Potter inspires the troops.

Elisabeth Potter inspires the troops.

On a tour of Salem’s Capitol Precinct one might expect, in addition to the advertised Capitol, an occasional dignified church, an august WillametteUniversity building, or the creation of a name brand architect.  However, under the guidance of Elisabeth Potter, such a tour quickly evolves into a primer on being aware of one’s surroundings.  While there was indeed the Oregon State Capitol (main building 1938, by Francis Keally, Trowbridge & Livingston), the First United Methodist Church (1871 plans by Cass Chapman), and the YWCA Building (1952-1954, by Pietro Belluschi), there was also the Church Street Sewage Pumping Station (1954), the Robert Lindsey Tower Senior Apartments built as part of the urban renewal movement in 1976, and the “Theatrical Heartscape” mural painted in 1984 on the back of the historic Elsinore Theater.

Preservationist Hazel Patton leads a tour of the new Museum of Mental Health in the rehabilitated J Building.

Preservationist Hazel Patton leads a tour of the new Museum of Mental Health in the rehabilitated J Building.

More touring followed, with a visit to the Oregon State Hospital including the Dome Building (1912, by E.M. Lazarus) and the new Museum of Mental Health in the historic J Building (1883, by W.F. Boothby).  The J Building was the subject of a protracted preservation battle that led to the listing of the State Hospital Complex on the National Register in 2008.  The Dome Building, which is included in the listing as a contributing resource, is currently considered one of Oregon’s most endangered buildings by Restore Oregon.  Currently in use by the Oregon Department of Corrections, the state plans to sell and redevelop the property.

The chock-a-block full day concluded with a dinner at Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant followed by a keynote address, “Oregon’s Capitol: The Intersection of Tradition and Modernism,” delivered by Leland M. Roth.  After an overview of the development of capitol buildings as a distinct building form, Roth presented selected entries from the 1936 competition to construct a new Oregon State Capitol.

The conference concluded on Sunday, October 20 with tours of the Deepwood Estate and Historic Downtown Salem.  Many thanks to all who participated in the 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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The Marion Dean Ross Chapter, SAH, respectfully reports the passing of long-time members as information becomes available.  Following are notes on two distinguished academic members who are genuinely missed.  Please see citations for the more detailed sources.

Mark Sponenburgh, photo courtesy of the Monuments Men blog.

Mark Sponenburgh, photo courtesy of the Monuments Men blog.

Mark Ritter Sponenburgh, sculptor, art historian, and educator, died at his home in Yachats on the central Oregon coast on December 6, 2012 at the age of ninety-four.  A native of Michigan, he studied at the University of Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Wayne State University, and elsewhere before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942 after the United States entered World War II.  During the war, he served with the Corps of Engineers cartography section of the 9th Engineers Command.  When hostilities ended in Europe in 1945, he volunteered for service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (MFAA) which, under auspices of the Allied Armies, was dedicated to recovering works of art confiscated by the Nazi regime.  Upon his return from Europe 1946, Sponenburgh joined the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  His tenure there of eleven years encompassed teaching and research fellowships in Egypt and London.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  In the early 1950s, he revised the University’s graduate program in Sculpture and initiated a ground-breaking course sequence, the History of Sculpture.  In 1957, his name first appeared on the membership roster of the Pacific Section of the Society of Architectural Historians.  His faculty colleague, architectural historian Marion Dean Ross, was a regional organizer of the Society.  In the same year, Sponenburgh left the University of Oregon to assist the government of Pakistan in creating a National College of Arts in Lahore.  Forty years later, in 1997, he established an endowment fund at the University of Oregon in support of graduate student research and a lectureship on sculpture.

"Town and Gown," by Sponenburgh.  Photo courtesy of the UO Architecture and Allied Arts Website.

“Town and Gown,” by Sponenburgh. Photo courtesy of the UO Architecture and Allied Arts Website.

Following the death of his first wife, Huguette Ozanon, in Paris, Sponenburgh returned to Oregon in 1962 to establish a program of Art History at Oregon State University at the invitation of fellow MFAA veteran, Gordon Gilkey.  Sponenburgh then married Janeth Hogue Russell.  While at Oregon State University he continued traveling and lecturing abroad.  After his retirement from the faculty in 1983 he remained active as a museum consultant.  Sponenburgh and his wife, Janeth, who died in 1990, donated their extensive collection of American, European, Egyptian, and Asian art to Willamette University, in Salem, where it spurred formation of the University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art, which was opened to the public in 1998.  The Hallie Ford Museum collections include several of sculptor’s fine works.  Sponenburgh’s cast bronze figural group, “Town and Gown” (1991), stands near Waller Hall on the Willamette University campus.

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Charles Rhyne.  Photo courtesy of the Oregonian.

Charles Rhyne. Photo courtesy of the Oregonian.

Charles S. Rhyne, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Reed College, died in Portland on April 14, 2013 at the age of eighty-one.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, their three children, and four grandchildren.  A native of Philadelphia, Rhyne gained his undergraduate education at Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, and at Temple University’s Tyler Art School.  His post-graduate work at the University of Chicago focused on social philosophy and art history.  In 1960, he joined the faculty of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he taught Art History until his retirement in 1997.  Early in his tenure he was a Fulbright research fellow at the Courtauld Institute, London.  Subsequently, he was a visiting fellow at the Yale Center for British Art; a Kress senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art; and a visiting scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, and J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  At Reed in 1989, he introduced a seminar on the theory and practice of conserving works of art. In 2012, for his contributions to the conservator’s discipline, Rhyne was accorded special recognition directed to professionals in allied fields by the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).

The Northern Pacific Coast Chapter, SAH, met at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in May, 1978 to celebrate the sixty-fifth birthday of Professor Marion Dean Ross and present the founder with a Festschrift in his honor.  Among speakers at the memorable assembly was Charles Rhyne, who offered “Structure and Aesthetic Effect in Pacific Northwest Bridges,” a paper emblematic of the author’s wide-ranging interests.

Altar of Augustan Peace.  Photo by Charles Rhyne, copyright Charles Rhyne & Reed College.  http://cdm.reed.edu/ara-pacis

Altar of Augustan Peace, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome. Photo by Charles Rhyne, copyright Charles Rhyne & Reed College. http://cdm.reed.edu/ara-pacis

Throughout his career, Rhyne was an active photographer.  One of three major Websites he maintained with digital imagery for in-depth visual documentation, study, and analysis focuses on the Ara Pacis Augustae, the sacred monument to the Pax Romana of the Augustan era. The altar was built in 13-9 BCE in the open air of the Campus Martius in Rome.  It was moved and reconstructed under Mussolini’s regime in 1937-1938, and moved again to a new museum designed by Richard Meier & Associates and opened to the public in 2006 as the Museo dell’Ara Pacis.  Rhyne’s Ara Pacis Augustae Website, as well as those concerned with architecture of the Getty Center and restoration and imaging of Mayan archaeological sites on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, is enlightening and visually rewarding.

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Keith Eggener has joined the University of Oregon’s Department of Art and Architectural History as the Marion Dean Ross Distinguished Chair in Architectural History.  Eggener, a native of Portland, Oregon, received his PhD in art history from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Oregon, he taught at Carleton  College, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and the University of Missouri.  Eggener has authored the books  Luis Barragán’s Gardens of El Pedregal and Cemeteries, and has published book chapters and articles on Mexican and American art and architecture. Formerly Associate Editor of the Buildings of the United States series,  Eggener is currently Contributing Editor to Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm and Book Review Editor for the  Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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