Makers of Modern Architecture: From Brutalism to Manhattan Supertalls

    Date: 10/09/2018

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: The Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Pl., Manhattan)

    Price: $10 in advance

    Join us for a book talk with Martin Filler about his new book in the Makers of Modern Architecture series, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin. This latest installment in his acclaimed Makers of Modern Architecture series again demonstrates Filler's unparalleled skill in explaining the revolutionary changes that have reshaped the built environment over the past century and a half. His 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.

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