Oculus Book Talk: Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III
Oct 09, 2018
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2018-10-09 18:00:002018-10-09 20:00:00America/New_YorkOculus Book Talk: Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume IIIPlease join us for a book talk with Martin Filler about his
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III is an invaluable guide to lives and work of important figures of 20th and 21st century architecture. These studies of more than two dozen master builders–women and men, celebrated and obscure, idealists and opportunists–range from the environmental pioneer Frederick Law Olmsted and the mystical eccentric Antoni Gaudí to the present-day visionaries Frank Gehry and Maya Lin. Filler’s broad knowledge embraces everything from the glittering Viennese luxury of Josef Hoffmann to the heavy-duty construction of the New Brutalists, from the low-cost postwar suburbs of the Levitt Brothers to today’s super-tall condo towers on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row. Sometimes the interplay of social and political forces leads to dark results, as with Hitler’s favorite architect, Albert Speer, and interior designer, Gerdy Troost. More often, though, heroic figures including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, and Lina Bo Bardi offer uplifting inspiration for the future of the one art form we all live with—and in—every day.
Author: Martin Filler, Author, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin
Moderator: Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, Principal, Alexander Gorlin Architects
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.
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