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"Stanford White, Venice and New York" is focus of Lecture by Samuel G. White

Friends of Florham Sponsors Event in Historical Setting

Madison, NJ (February 20, 2004) – Samuel G. White, architect and great-grandson of Stanford White, will present a slide lecture, “Stanford White, Venice and New York” on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at The Mansion, FDU’s College at Florham.

He will focus on the influence of Venice — its architecture and design — on the work of Stanford White, a founding member of the legendary firm of McKim, Mead & White. Professionally and personally, Samuel White brings a unique perspective to his discussion of the work of that firm.

The setting for the lecture is “Florham,” the former Vanderbilt-Twombly estate designed by McKim, Mead & White, now Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ.

A true “Friend of Florham,” White is returning to the University for the third time to lecture on American architecture.

White is the co-author with Elizabeth White of “McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks,” published in 2003, which documents the institutional and commercial designs of America’s most famous architectural office.

Reviewers have said that “The Masterworks” is certain to stand the test of time as one of the most important publications on American architecture. Mr. White’s first book, “The Houses of McKim, Mead & White,” is the definitive monograph of their residential commissions.

As a partner of Platt Byard Dovel White, Architects, Sam White oversees a wide range of institutional, commercial, and residential clients.

His notable completed projects include the Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, the renovation of the landmark Casa Italiana at Columbia University, and renovation and expansion of the student center at Sarah Lawrence College. He is currently completing the restoration as well as adaptive reuse of Duane Library at Fordham University.

Mr. White is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Academician of the National Academy of Design. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania, he is an adjunct assistant professor of Fine Arts at New York University, a trustee of the Preservation League of New York State, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the New York School of Interior Design.

Sponsored by The Friends of Florham, the slide lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall of The Mansion. Mr. White’s latest book will be available for sale and signing. Admission to the lecture and reception is $5.

For further information, call 973 443 8661.

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