Stories About Squares


Stories About Squares
Robert Gatje

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

Robert Gatje will present an illustrated talk on his new book Great Public Squares, An Architect’s Selection.

Based upon six years of research, visits, and composition, Gatje has chosen forty squares in western Europe and America for inclusion in this book from Bernini’s gigantic space in front of St Peter’s, to a small market cross-roads on the island of Rhodes.

The point is to stimulate fellow-architects who will be designing new squares in the future and fellow citizens who will need them.

Robert F. Gatje, FAIA, is an architect with 50 years experience in domestic and international practice. Formerly a partner of Marcel Breuer and of Richard Meier, Gatje served as President of the New York Chapter of the AIA from 1975 to 1976. For more information, click here.

Great Public Squares is published by W.W. Norton and will be available in April 2010.

Free and open to all. To rsvp, click here.

This program is organized by the Center for Architecture in partnership with W.W. Norton and the Architectural League of New York.


Images courtesy of W.W. Norton & Company