A couple of years ago I shared the history of one of my favorite buildings, the North Carolina Legislative Building. This weekend will be an opportunity to learn about the architect behind it.
The architect of the NC Legislative Building was Edward Durell Stone, who also designed the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, among many others. In addition to the Legislative Building, Stone also designed the original building of the North Carolina Museum of Art, now the East Building.
His youngest son, Hicks Stone, will be in Raleigh this weekend hosting two events. The first is a book signing event at Quail Ridge Books on Wade Avenue. The second is a lunch and lecture at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Hicks, himself a practicing architect, was very accommodating in providing research for earlier articles which referenced his father’s works. I haven’t yet read the newly-published book, but I have no doubt it will be an interesting look into the history of modern architecture and the man behind so many important buildings, including here in Raleigh.
- Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect at Quail Ridge Books
- Lunch and Lecture: Edward Durell Stone: American Modernist (North Carolina Museum of Art)