Catholic Art Guild Speaker Series
Erik Bootsma, Classical Architect
“Turning the Tide of the 20th Century: Restoring Beauty in Sacred Architecture”
3:00 pm, St. John Cantius Auditorium
This lecture will look at the radical changes in 20th century Catholic architecture and their roots in modernist architectural philosophy. By explaining the fundamental problems with this philosophy we will see how correcting the current underpinnings of contemporary architecture can lead to a renewal in beautiful and sacred architecture.
Erik Bootsma is an architect practicing in Richmond Virginia. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in California and the Notre Dame School of Architecture, his firm, Erik Bootsma Design, specializes in sacred architecture. His academic interests include philosophy of aesthetics and the canonical requirements of Post Vatican II sacred architecture.