Charles Dilbeck (1907-1990) is one of Dallas’ most iconic architects. Combining signature elements of French Norman and Ranch styles through variations, symmetry, and asymmetry, he developed a personal architectural style that is instantly recognizable in his works in Dallas and other cities such as Tulsa. Organized by a trio of individuals quite familiar to our architectural scene—architect Philip Henderson, FAIA, architect and author Willis Winters, FAIA, and photographer Carolyn Brown—Evolving A Personal Style-The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck uses large-scale photography highlighting a variety of buildings throughout the region to illustrate the common themes running through these unique structures.
The exhibition grew out of a workshop taught by noted architectural photographer Carolyn Brown. Participants learned about Dilbeck’s style and history, then documented homes throughout the Dallas area. Participating photographers include: Daisy Avalos, Justin Curtsinger, Lyndall Dyer, Don Essmiler, Gabrielle Pruitt, and Frank Richards.
Evolving A Personal Style-The Architecture of Charles Dilbeck is presented by the Architecture and Design Foundation with additional support from Katherine D. Seale, Mrs. Nancy Shutt, Nancy McCoy/McCoy Collaborative, Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, and Sachson Art.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will run until November 27.
Please join us for one of our exhibition-related programs. They include:
October 16, 6-8 p.m.: The Art of Architectural Photography-Presentation by Carolyn Brown and the exhibition photographers
October 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Lunch Learning Session-Philip Henderson/Behind the Scenes of the Dilbeck Exhibition
October 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch Learning Session-Jann Mackey/Dilbeck in Context
November 19, 6-8 p.m.: The Life and Work of Charles Dilbeck-Presentation by Willis Winters