Friday, November 13, 2009

Chicago Art Deco Society Discussion on Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home

Posted By on 11.13.09 at 05:22 PM

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Richard Cahan and Michael Williams discuss their new book, Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man (CityFiles Press), on Saturday, November 14 at 3:30 PM, at a meeting of the Chicago Art Deco Society at Roosevelt University's Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan; it's $15 for nonmembers to attend, and preregistration is recommended.

From the book's press release: "Edgar Miller was a Chicago artist who used recycled material to turn old homes into works of art. He called it a "social adventure.'"

From the Reader archive: "[Sol] Kogen and Miller collected funky stuff and salvaged scrap and crafted what they needed to create a crazy quilt of materials and form. Larry Zgoda, a local stained glass artist who met and worked with Miller in the 1980s, says Miller 'lived a life drenched in art, and he created . . . romantic, creative places that are drenched in pattern and color and the texture of their elemental materials.'"

Cahan and Williams are also scheduled to talk about the book on January 21 for Landmarks Illinois' Preservation Snapshots series.

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