October is Architecture Month, so we will discuss what architecture means to us. Norman Foster grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Manchester, England, during and after WW II, with scenery such as crashed aircraft along the way to school. His life was his own, and his internal ambition got him into the right places where he could explore what would become his craft - architecture. From a lowly clerk at the Treasury building (an amazing structure), to winning competitions based on re-drawing cigarette packages, every step he took was his own.
Norman Foster’s recent accomplishments include the Great Court at the Queen Elizabeth II Museum in London, the German Parliament building, and numerous other expansive, innovative, and modern structures. A Life in Architecture is an interesting biography of someone who became a member of the British House of Lords.
October’s Citizens Read is being brought to in conjunction with the Portland Architecture + Design Festival. The Festival will be showing "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?" on October 16th at the Center for Architecture. Free to the public.
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