Architectural Oddities: A Look at Non-Conventional Architecture

Fifty and Better Fall Session

Architectural Oddities: A Look at Non-Conventional Architecture

Architectural history follows a canon of both traditional and eclectic styles from ancient to contemporary times, but what happens when a mix of whimsy, eccentricity, and humor—and sometimes the creator’s genius— insert themselves into the mix? Occurring throughout time and in various parts of the world, these structures exist to serve the cultures they were created for, from ancient religious sites to modern car-culture merriment. This course will explore a myriad variety of structures set against the backdrop of the societies in which they existed, the construction methods used, the patrons for whom these structures were constructed, and the notions of the builders and architects who created them.

Eleanor Schrader, MA, is an award-winning educator, lecturer and author. She lectures worldwide on art and architectural history, and leads art and architecture tours throughout the world. She has been named a distinguished instructor at UCLA Extension, where she teaches history of architecture, interior design, furniture and decorative arts. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby's Institute in London and New York. She has served as a design review commissioner for the city of Beverly Hills and currently serves on the board of directors of the John Lautner Foundation.

Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals age 50 and older.

Cost is $35 for this six-week course.


Register by Friday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m.

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Christina Tierney