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Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, a talk by John Comazzi

a2modern's Spring lecture April 3rd by John Comazzi, author of Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography [caption id="attachment_1470" align="alignright" width="240"] Balthazar Korab, Eliel Saarinen, Cranbrook Academy of Arts (Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1938–42), ca. 1978. Mermaids & Tritons bronze sculptures (1930) by Carl Milles in the foreground.[/caption] Please join...

lecture: PROOF POSITIVE episode 2:5 / Caroline Constant

PROOF POSITIVE episode 2:5 / Caroline Constant February 14, 2013 01:00 PM Saarinen Conference Room (Rm. 2224) University of Michigan Art + Architecture Building Caroline Constant is Professor of Architecture and Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Planning (2011-2014) at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture...

brownbag at Kempf House March 13

"Ann Arbor Mid-Century Architects and Domestic Architecture" Speakers: Nancy Deromedi
 and Grace Shackman Nancy, archivist at UM’s Bentley Historical Library and co-founder of a2modern, and Grace, author of Ann Arbor Observed, will discuss Ann Arbor’s remarkable collection of post-war architect-designed homes in the style known...

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

Save the Date Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Symposium and Exhibition June 2013 Symposium June 13–16, 2013 Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Exhibition June 14–October 13, 2013 Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Michigan’s design visionaries touched nearly every aspect of American life. Automobile companies stylized the cars that became...

tour: in-progress renovation of midcentury ranch

Homeowner Paul Hickman (owner of Urban Ashes) is opening the opportunity to experience a rare hands-on opportunity to visit an in-progress transformation of a historic mid-century modern ranch featuring a multitude of unconventional and reclaimed materials from the site and beyond. The next installment of the...

Modern Living Series

Modern Living Series The mission of a2modern is to raise the awareness and appreciation of modern architecture and design. This year we have been fortunate to sponsor several "interior" views with talks in support of our mission. This year we have partnered with Bob Eckstein,...