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How to Look at Architecture

by Suzanne Walsh

Although we may have spent our entire lives in an architectural environment, many of us may be largely unaware of the private and public “spaces” that surround us. With this new class, How to Look at
Architecture, prepare to have your eyes opened to its surprising wonders, as seen through the lens of architect and filmmaker, Rick Meghiddo. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned student of architecture, this class will introduce you to architectural principles by viewing examples in short films created by the instructor with an “architect’s eye.” Mr. Meghiddo will briefly introduce the films and later invite questions and comments from the class. He also promises a “surprise” for the last class.
Argentinian by birth, Rick, along with his wife Ruth, have lived, studied or worked in Rome, Israel, and the Los Angeles area. Now, they make their home in a loft in downtown Long Beach, which they consider one of the best-kept secret spots. They love being immersed in the urban environment.
Rick always liked taking amateur architectural photographs. He has
photographed more than 100 works by Frank Lloyd Wright. He has traveled
through 25 states and also appreciates good cinematography as a consumer. When he discovered the filmmaking class at Golden West College, his unique way of looking at things and sensitivity as an architect-filmmaker blossomed. Most of his subjects have been chosen by him or commissioned. When they travel, Rick finds fascinating “spaces” along the way. He “writes a diary” with the camera, and then he creates his film. This class and its fascinating instructor will open your eyes to a new awareness of architecture and its impact on our world, past, present, and future.

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB
Building HS&D, Rooms 100 & 101
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609
Phone: 562-985-8237 Fax: 562-985-8213
Web site: www.csulb.edu/centers/olli
Email: olli@csulb.edu

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