Lecture: Playboy Architecture 1953-1979.

George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom in a 1961 Playboy editorial, "Designs for Living."

Princeton Professor Beatriz Colomina will be giving a special presentation about her exhibition "Playboy Architecture 1953-1979," previously on view in the Netherlands. Colomina spent three years studying how Chicago-based Playboy Magazine deployed architecture to shape a new identity for the American man. These influences include the design of swinging bachelor pads, conversation pits and penthouse apartments (and you thought people read Playboy for the articles). Cost: $15.

WHEN: Thursday, October 10 | Reception at 5:30pm; Talk at 6:00pm

WHERE: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

RSVP to Judy Freeman at 773.929.0329 or jrfree3500@aol.com.