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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
WORLD ARCHITECTURE / THE SIMPLE BUNGALOW
Traditional bungalow, early 20th century, USA.
DATE: MARCH 20, 2019
A new lecture titled
“The Bungalow: Simple Life to High Style,” is set for March 20th. San
Diego-based Architectural historian Diane Kane will recount the transformation
of the bungalow from its humble origins in rural India to a High Style artistic
the way, discover the bungalow’s role in California and La Jolla as a seaside
vacation shelter, affordable housing, trolley suburb icon, and Bohemian object
Dr. Kane address the question: “How did the 'Simple Life' become so
expensive?" This event is free, and doors open at 7 pm at La Jolla
Historical Society. 780 Prospect Street, La Jolla.
Illustration of a bungalow in India, 1876
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Kane, an Architectural Historian in Southern California, shares galleries of
images she has photographed or culled from sources for her classes and
lectures. They include: 19th C. Technology, Arts & Crafts, Beaux Arts,
Early Christian, Egypt, French and English Gothic, Neo-Classical, Gothic
Revival, Art Nouveau, Rococo, Roman Architecture, Greek Architecture, Early
Renaissance, High Renaissance Architecture, and Picturesque.
Kane is a former Senior Planner from the City of San Diego, where she handled
large-scale historical surveys as part of the long range planning process.
Previously, she was the Heritage Resources Coordinator for Caltrans in Los
Angeles, where she conducted environmental review of historic properties.
in 19th and 20th Century architectural history and urban planning, Dr. Kane
holds an MA in Art History from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Architectural History
from UC Santa Barbara. She has taught these subjects at several colleges and
universities, including the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, the Design
Institute, SDSU, UCLA, University of Redlands, and Cal Poly, Pomona. As a
Trustee and Vice-President of Programs for the California Preservation
Foundation, she is a frequent contributor to CPF conferences, workshops and
volunteer work associated with the La Jolla Historical Society’s efforts to
save the La Jolla Post Office, Dr. Kane was named Save Our Heritage
Organisation’s 2014 “Preservationist of the Year.”