Wednesday, November 7th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The George Town Club
1530 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
For centuries man has sought to express beauty in architecture and art. Today neuroscience is helping to determine how and why beauty plays such an important role in our lives. Donald H. Ruggles, architect, draws upon fifty plus years of experience in architecture to delve into the forces behind this transformative emotion. Founded on a series of lectures given over the past five years to enthusiastic audiences, his new book Beauty, Neuroscience, and Architecture postulates that beauty can and does make a difference in our lives including improving important aspects of our health.
Mr. Ruggles lecture will investigate the differences between the two continuous and inseparable streams of neurological inputs from the autonomic nervous system and their effects on our subconscious recognition of patterns in art and architecture. He will demonstrate the importance of beauty related to our health and well-being with an emphasis on the positive opportunities available to architects, designers, and artist.
6:30 PM reception followed by 7:15 PM lecture.
Cost: $15 for L’Enfants, $25 for members, $30 for non-members