10 February, 2010
I recently heard from Katherine Hale regarding a program about Villa Turicum, which I would like to do. Following is an excerpt from my correspondence with Katie.
The Historical Society will be putting up an exhibit of drawings and ink and gouache paintings from Lake Forest’s Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The Foundation was active in the late 20’s and 30’s. It’s purpose was to nurture the collaboration between architect and landscape architect and to prepare promising beginning professionals through atelier-like group study with nationally known teachers. Winners were chosen annually for a year’s fellowship in Europe.
There are many drawings and paintings of Villa Turicum from that time, as well as of other estates. Some of these are framed and displayed in the south-east reference room at The Lake Forest Library. More are stored away in boxes in the library and at Lake Forest College. The Historical Society will be framing and exhibiting many of these images.
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibit we are trying to build a program/tour of some of the featured gardens – knowing that a few are complete and many only partially remain. We would love to include something on Villa Turicum.
Below is one of the images that she sent me; artwork from the Foundation of Architects and Landscape Architects.