The Art of the Landscape

This talk explores the meaning of landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has been much more than a literal capture of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories important to understanding the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; including historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their own understanding of culture and place, and architects today can create a more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture by better knowing a place through their own drawing and painting.


Michael Imber, FAIA is the Principal Architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas and recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.

Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards including the Texas society of architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA Award; for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007 Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American Design. Most recently, he has been the winner of the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design and numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is also the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House & the 2009 Coastal Living House.

Copies of Mr. Imber’s monograph, “Michael G. Imber: Ranches, Villas, and Houses,” by author Elizabeth M. Dowling, will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

  • Where: 

    The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
    40 E Erie St
    Chicago, Illinois

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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