february, 2020

13feb7:30 pm9:30 pmICON Thursday. A Long Walk Through Rome7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St

Event Details

Thursday, February 13 • ICON Thursday. A Long Walk Through Rome. Photo and talk by architect John Lipman. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, talk starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Jon was long overdue for a serious examination of Rome, so last autumn he visited its famous buildings and public spaces at length. He found fascinating comparisons between Rome and Paris and London, the subjects of earlier long walks, and was struck upon further analysis to discover new aspects of what made Rome’s famous buildings and its greatest public spaces such triumphs.

His observations range from tiny, telling details to grand themes, and include St. Peter’s Square, Bramante’s Tempietto, the fluid Baroque work of Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and much more. Jon will reflect on what makes the buildings great, the web they weave of symbol and memory, and insights that Maharishi Vastu(R) theory brought to him.

Jon Lipman, AIA, is a Maharishi Vastu architect and an architectural historian whose work has been praised by the New York Times. Jon has lectured at such institutions as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities, the Museum of
Modern Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.



(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


ICON Gallery

58 N. Main St