Sunday, December 11
Oakland Museum of California
Meet authors Caitlin Lempres Brostrom, AIA, and Richard C. Peters, FAIA, on the launch of their new book The Houses of William Wurster: Frames for Living from Princeton Architectural Press. Over the course of a career that spanned forty-five years, William Wurster (1895–1973) designed hundreds of residences up and down the West Coast. Wurster described these homes as “frames for living.” For the book, the authors draw upon extensive historical research as well as personal relationships with Wurster to tell the story of his career. The book features new and archival footage of thirty-three of the architect’s best-known houses and includes a foreword by Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA.
2 pm Short presentation, followed by book signing
Caitlin Lempres Bostrom, AIA, is a principal of First Bay
Architecture and visiting lecturer at UC-Berkeley’s College of
Environmental Design, where she received her M. Arch. Richard C. Peters, FAIA, is professor emeritus of architecture at UC-Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Recruited by Wurster in 1958, he taught at Berkeley for thirty-five years.
For more information: http://museumca.org/calendar/omca-store-book-launch-the-houses-william-wurster