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Alan Hess: Can't Stop Learning from Las Vegas

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In partnership with Nevada Preservation Foundation: "Can't Stop Learning from Las Vegas", a lecture by Alan Hess.
6:00 p.m reception | 7:00 p.m. lecture
Ne10 Studio, 1001 W. Bonanza Rd (Located on the campus of Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Free Admission

A half-century after three Yale professors famously brought their students west to learn from Las Vegas, the city remains an object of scholarly curiosity, ambivalence, and infatuation. Alan Hess marks the 50th anniversary of the Learning from Las Vegas survey by reviewing what they learned in 1968, how Las Vegas has evolved, and why it is even more important today to the evolution of modern architecture and planning.

Architect and historian Alan Hess is the author of nineteen books on Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-twentieth century; his subjects include John Lautner, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Ranch House, Googie architecture, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. He has been the architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News, a contributor to The Architects Newspaper, a grant recipient from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and a National Arts Journalism Program Fellow. Awards for his work conserving Modern architecture include the Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Docomomo/US's Award of Excellence, and the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.