VIRTUAL: Victoria Kastner at the Hudson Library [5/2]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Victoria Kastner on May 2nd at 7pm. Kastner will be discussing her book, Julia Morgan.
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Julia Morgan was the first woman admitted to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first licensed to practice architecture in California. Over the first half of the 20th century, she left an indelible mark on the American West. Of her remarkable 700 creations, the most iconic is Hearst Castle. Kastner’s compelling biography draws on interviews, letters, and Morgan's diaries, including never-before-seen reflections on faith, art, and her life experiences. Over 150 archival images and photographs by Alexander Vertikoff complement the text. The San Francisco Chronicle calls this book “handsome and comprehensive…a volume to hold in your hands and savor.”
This new biography—featuring over 150 archival images and full-color photographs printed throughout—introduces Julia Morgan as both a pioneering architect and a captivating individual.