Hidden China Seen by very few, the 18th century Qianlong Garden in the Forbidden City - where WMF is partnering with the Palace Museum - will provide the unforgettable setting for a celebration.
The Mughal emperors once ruled over the greatest of all Muslim empires. Agra, their capital from 1556 to 1658, had a population of almost 700,000, dwarfing the largest cities of the West. It was created to resemble an earthly paradise, with fragrant gardens along a lazy bend of the Yamuna River. Dalrymple will lead us on a journey through Mughal Agra, where World Monuments Fund is currently collaborating on the restoration of two surviving gardens.
Modernism at Risk will be on view at Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 3 to September 6, 2015. An integral part of the WMF Modernism at Risk program, this exhibition consists of large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore and interpretative panels highlighting five case studies that explore the role architects and designers play in preserving modern landmarks at risk.
Decorative plasterwork is one of the richest traditions of the Jacobean period, and the ornate ceilings of Apethorpe Hall and Charlton House are amongst the most celebrated examples.
Created at the peak of Imperial China's economic and cultural importance, the Qianlong Garden complex in the Forbidden City was intended to be the center of the retirement retreat of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799).
The last permanent slave market in East Africa was in Zanzibar (Tanzania) and was closed in 1873.
“Latin American Modernism at Risk” explores the preservation challenges, including changing economies, modernization, and development, being faced by modern buildings and sites in Latin America today.
This three-day symposium in St. Louis will feature a keynote speech on preservation of mid-century structures by Gunny Harboe, plus 23 lectures, a panel discussion, poster session, and tours by leading professionals from across the country.
Please join us for a presentation by Fabio Grementieri on the remarkable architecture of Buenos Aires.