MeetÂ Kenneth Treister discussing, showing images about and signingÂ Maya Architecture: Temples in the SkyÂ (University Press of Florida, $34.95).Â In this illuminating volume, acclaimed architect Kenneth Treister brings a unique perspective to the physical remains of the ancient Maya cities. Through his knowledgeable treatment of construction methods and materials, Treister discusses the balance of form and function in Maya buildings and their integration of art, architecture, and society. He also reveals how Maya structures have influenced current forms of design and construction, inspiring his own work as well as that of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He also seeks to unlock the secret of the Mayaâ€™s mysterious collapse, arguing that the energy, enterprise, and pride that enabled these people to create such majesty hold the key to the seeds of their destruction. In their magnificent buildings, Treister finds not only the mortar that held their civilization together but the competitiveness that was the cause of its ruin as well.Â Kenneth Treister, is an architect, sculptor, photographer, artist, and lecturer. He has received numerous awards for his architectural and sculptural designs and is coauthor of Havana Forever: A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City.
Tuesday, February 20, 7pm-9pm – The Bar at 1306, 1306 N Miami Ave, Miami Join technology enthusiasts, business professionals, digital media experts and thought leaders for an evening of dynamic, interactive learning. The Social Media Association at FIU (Dr. Nancy Richmond) and the Digital Media Assembly (Alex de Carvalho) invites you to join our recognized […]
Friday, July 15th, 7pm-10pm – Canale Diaz Art Center, 146 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables Canale Diaz Art Center cordially invites you to the Opening Night Reception of “PopMatters” on July 15, 2016 from 7-10pm. The exhibition assembles the most recent works from Latin-American artists Raul Cardozo, Andres Celis, Antonio Cortes Rolon, Ahmed Gomez and Alejandro […]
Saturday January 16, 11am-4pm -Â Pelican Cove Resort and Marina, MM 84.5, IslamoradaÂ â€˜Uncorked,â€™ the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival, and the fabulous restaurants of Islamorada and Key Largo present a culinary extravaganza in a fabulous Grand Tasting. The event will be held right by the ocean on the beautiful grounds of the Pelican Cove […]