Jim Astrachan on truth in advertising at today’s Forum

Jim Astrachan

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Johns Hopkins Downtown Center
Corner of Fayette & Charles
Map & Directions

Baltimore attorney Jim Astrachan speaks about intellectual property rights, libel, and the perils of advertising claims at the Architecture Foundation’s free noontime Forum. His presentation will include examples of false claims in advertising and touch on who owns an architect’s plans.

The lecture format is a presentation followed by audience Q&A.  The audience is invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

Launched in 1987 by AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is a non-profit, educational, public-oriented outreach organization. The Foundation focuses its attention and energies on helping to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment – it does this through publishing books on Baltimore’s architecture, walking tours, lectures, public programs, and an architecture-in-the-schools program. The Foundation is also actively engaged in researching the early architectural firms and practitioners of architecture in Baltimore.

Still to come…

Edmund G. Lind; Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South

October 7

Charles Belfoure, architectural historian and the book’s author.

Baltimore’s classic railroad architecture adapts to the 21st century

October 14

Jim Dilts, railroad and architectural historian and former Sun reporter and columnist on how the B&O Office Building reopens as a Kimpton Hotel and the railroad’s Locust Point grain elevator becomes Silo Point.

Bankruptcy in Maryland: Myths and Facts

October 21

The Honorable Duncan Keir, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

Making Preservation Work

October 28

Michael Murphy, FAIA, Murphy and Dittenhafer Architects, former member Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation.

Architecture Books in the Collection of the Library at Evergreen

November 4

Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books, Johns Hopkins University.