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Author, Photographer, and Columnist Peter Vanderwarker, June 1, 2006

Civic Architecture and Cultural Aspirations

Thursday, June 1, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Trustees.

Peter Vanderwarker, author, architectural photographer and Boston Sunday Globe Cityscapes columnist, will discuss “Civic Architecture and Cultural Aspirations” at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Needham Public Library. In this lecture, he will comment on new public buildings in Needham and link them to the tradition through which civic architecture has represented human ideals across the millennia.

Mr. Vanderwarker has traveled worldwide to photograph the images of great public and private architecture. His work appears regularly in Architectural Record and Architectural Digest magazines, among others. He is the author and photographer of four books, most recently The Big Dig: Reshaping an American City, published in 2001. With Robert Campbell, he is the co-author of Cityscapes of Boston: An American City through Time, published in 1991. His work is in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum, the MIT Museum, and the Boston University Art Gallery.

Mr. Vanderwarker holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1996-1997.

More information is available at www.vanderwarker.com.

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