lecture series: Detroit Architecture Between the Wars
Before Yamasaki | Detroit Architecture Between the Wars
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:00–8:30 pm Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium Room 146 (1st floor)
5203 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202
The lecture is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
To register, please visit http://events.wayne.edu/2011/10/11/wsu-yamasaki-legacy-lecture-series-35026/
Parking is available at the WSU Parking Structure #1 (corner of Cass and Palmer)
The Yamasaki Lecture Series is supported by the WSU Office of the Vice-President for Research
The guest speaker for the lecture is John Gallagher. He is a veteran journalist and author whose latest book, Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City, was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010. John is a native of New York City. He joined the Detroit Free Press in 1987 to cover urban and economic redevelopment efforts in Detroit and Michigan, a post which he still holds. His other books include Great Architecture of Michigan and, as co-author, AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. John and his wife, Sheu-Jane, live along Detroit’s east riverfront.
This lecture looks at the transition from historical styles to mid-century modernism that took place in the 1920s and 1930s through buildings as diverse as the Detroit Yacht Club, the Fox Theatre, and the Elwood Bar & Grill that serve as examples of styles prominent during this period. These varying styles led to the emergence of a mid-century modernism in buildings like Cranbrook’s Museum and Library, which ultimately paved the way for Yamasaki’s distinct work.
See also poster for the event YamaLectureGallagher11x17