Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Capitol Curator, Judith McConkie, PhD Book Signing - Wednesday, March 11 - 11:00-1:00

The Utah Capitol Store continues with our Utah Author's program, we are excited to feature Capitol Curator, Judith McConkie, PhD author of With Anxious Care. Judith will be available to sign your copy of With Anxious Care and answer your questions, Wednesday, March 11 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

With Anxious Care
In his remarkable book The Seven Lamps of Architecture, the famed Victorian architect John Ruskin declared, "Watch an old building with anxious care, guard it as best you may." Through a creative combination of riveting photos and an alluring descriptive history, author Judith McConkie, the Capitol's curator, captures the anxious care that has created and preserved Utah's Capitol. The book begins with a personal introduction by the preservation project's executive architect, David H. Hart, FAIA. The book features wonderful photography including historic photographs of the Capitol's early 20th century beginnings and stunning pictures of recent preservation and restoration by the book's graphic design artist Michael Dunn. The history, art, and architecture of the building are presented with eloquent clarity fit for an audience of both scholars and amateurs.

Allyson Gamble and the Utah Capitol Store Staff

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