Library and the Philip Johnson Glass House present author
Hicks Stone, a successful national architect, has written and published an illuminating biography of his father, renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. Hicks Stone will appear at the Library as part of the Authors on Stage series on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Philip Johnson Glass House and will be held in the Lamb Room.
Edward Durell Stone was both a brilliant and controversial architect, perhaps one of the most controversial figures of 20th century architecture. Stone was responsible for such iconic projects as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., among many others. Yet, his professional and commercial successes were often offset by a negative reception among his peers in the architectural community.
Highly personal and researched thoroughly, Stone's biography of his father paints a detailed and conflicted portrait of a man and a life filled with highs and lows, with triumphs and with bitterness. Author Hicks Stone not only addresses an extensive body of work that has been largely misunderstood, but also his father's complex and often turbulent life.
Hicks Stone is the founder and principal of Stone Architecture, LLC, founded in 1991. Prior to that, he was a senior designer in the office of Philip Johnson and John Burgee Architects. Stone holds a Master's of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. His national practice encompasses projects that range from the design of single and multi-family residential housing to retail and cultural facilities.
Stone is a son of the late American architect, Edward Durell Stone; he is a sought after expert on his father's work, and has restored and renovated a number of his father's significant projects. Hicks Stone has lectured extensively on his father's life and career.
For additional information on this event and the Authors on Stage series contact the library at 203-594-5003, or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.