Date & Time
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Note: This event will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for a limited time only.
Our culture is deeply in need of a fresh understanding of the beauty that can provide a pathway out of the alienation, anxiety, and intentional ugliness of modernism. In this evening’s presentation, architect Steve Bass will introduce a philosophy of beauty that draws on the legacy of Pythagoras, Plato and later Neo-Platonists.
In this view, number and geometry are endowed with qualitative, harmonic, life-like properties. Steve’s new book, which gives this talk its title, has been acclaimed as the most important new work on beauty in a quarter of a century.
It draws on elements of classical and renaissance architecture from Vitruvius to Palladio, as well as ancient philosophy, or love of wisdom, that can provide an important wellspring to renew our culture and revive the connection of beauty to the good and the true.
This live event requires ZOOM webinar software, which you will be automatically prompted to download upon clicking the access link provided to you in your confirmation and reminder emails. Zoom is an easy to use webinar software available for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. Installation should only take a moment.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.
An Evening Lecture
Friday, August 28, 2020, 7:30 – 9:30 pm EST
Members $30/ Nonmembers $40
Steve Bass is an architect in practice since 1974. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under the direction of Dr. Keith Critchlow. He was a participant in the initial Prince of Wales Summer Course in Architecture and is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York City where he teaches on the theme of proportion and geometry in design. He is the author of Beauty, Memory, Unity and also a regular presenter at the Open Center’s Esoteric Quest conferences.