National Building Museum

Book Talk: Chateau La Coste

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

chateau la coste thmb.jpgTake a tour of Chateau La Coste, a unique property in Provence, France, that combines sculptural artworks by leading contemporary artists alongside pavilions and buildings by some of the world’s best-known architects, all within the grounds of a working vineyard. A privately owned winery, Chateau La Coste makes its grounds, artwork, and architecture available to the general public for a small fee (and, often, freely to visiting school groups). Architectural photographer Alan Karchmer and Robert Ivy, FAIA, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, talk about their book Chateau La Coste: Art and Architecture in Provence, which Ivy co-authored and for which Karchmer was the commissioned photographer. Beth Broome, managing editor of Architectural Record, moderates a discussion about this unusual combination of landscape, architecture, and art, of private industry and public benefit.

This program complements the exhibition Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer, which will be on view when the Museum opens to the public.

This program will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Upon completion of your payment here, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to register for the Zoom event. 


closed captioning is available for this program

$5 Museum Member | Free Student | $10 Non-member

Image: Book cover courtesy of Alan Karchmer