History of American Architecture Lecture Series

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January 29th – March 5th
6:30pm
Join the Cranbrook for Collections and Research Collections Fellow Kevin Adkisson in this six-week lecture series on the history of American architecture. Using Cranbrook and Detroit as a microcosm of larger developments in American architecture, this series will introduce ways of seeing and understanding the built environment.

The 60-minute, image-based lectures will be a survey of four centuries of American architecture, with a focus on the long arc of modernism. Taking architecture to mean all types of buildings, at all variety of scales, the course will examine architecture in order to better understand ourselves and our history. All levels of architecture knowledge are welcome. Held in the deSalle Auditorium.

Week One: Introduction and Early America, through 1849
Week Two: Professionalization, Personalization, and Experimentation, 1850-1911
Week Three: Parallel Moderns, 1911-1945
Week Four: High Modernism, Heroic Modernism, 1946-1968
Week Five: Postmodernism, 1969-1997
Week Six: The Recent Past and Today
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Add to Calendar 01/29/2018 03/05/2018 America/Detroit History of American Architecture Lecture Series Join the Cranbrook for Collections and Research Collections Fellow Kevin Adkisson in this six-week lecture series on the history of American architecture. Using Cranbrook and Detroit as a microcosm of larger developments in American architecture, this series will introduce ways of seeing and understanding the built environment.

The 60-minute, image-based lectures will be a survey of four centuries of American architecture, with a focus on the long arc of modernism. Taking architecture to mean all types of buildings, at all variety of scales, the course will examine architecture in order to better understand ourselves and our history. All levels of architecture knowledge are welcome. Held in the deSalle Auditorium.

Week One: Introduction and Early America, through 1849
Week Two: Professionalization, Personalization, and Experimentation, 1850-1911
Week Three: Parallel Moderns, 1911-1945
Week Four: High Modernism, Heroic Modernism, 1946-1968
Week Five: Postmodernism, 1969-1997
Week Six: The Recent Past and Today
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Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: $50 per adult; $25 Student with ID
Phone for tickets/more information: (248) 645-3307
Email for tickets/more information: [email protected]
Website for tickets/more information: https://center.cranbrook.edu/events/lectures/history-american-architecture-lecture-series
Parking Cost and Availability:
Free
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