Playboy Architecture:1951–1979


Thursday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.
Columbus Drive Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Princeton Professor Beatriz Colomina's lecture will focus on a recent exhibition organized around how the Chicago-based magazine Playboy deployed architecture and design to shape a new identity for the American man. The exhibition was based on a three-year research project led by Prof. Colomina on influences of Playboy and Playboy clubs on architectural design in the period from 1953 to 1979, whether in the design of the clubs, or in the dissemination of ideas about swinging bachelor pads, conversation pits, portable playhouses, and penthouse apartments. Sponsored jointly by SAHCC and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

$10.00 for SAHCC members and SAIC faculty
$15.00 for non-members
Free for SAIC students

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