FORM Follows
Translating the Human Condition into Built Form

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
, 19 South Wabash Ave.
Cocktails at 5:30, with the presentation at 6:00 for about thirty minutes,
followed by Q&A and general cocktail conversation. 
Reservations are required.

Len Kutyla writes, "Ever since the first century BCE, when Vitruvius codified the 'Three Pillars of Architecture' as  'Utilitas, Firmitas, i Venustas' (Utility, Firmness, and Delight), the architects of Western Civilizations have had their guiding light in shaping our built environments.

"Unfortunately, the post-Dark Ages architects never even caught up with the Romans in terms of technology and engineering until the late 19th century..

"It was the architect Louis Sullivan, here in Chicago at that time, who was the first to embrace the exploding number of new possibilities presented by the Industrial Revolution…and coined the now ubiquitous phrase: Form Follows Function.

"I will illustrate, with only a few case studies, how this vastly expanded menu of technological possibilities - and demands - influence the actual shaping of our built environment."

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at curtis.tuckey@logicophilosophicus.org.