Albert Kahn in Detroit

Date:
Thursday, 03/21/2019
Time: 7:00 pm

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Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who invented the humane “daylight factories” that helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges — author of “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” — will review Kahn’s local legacy, his vigorous defense of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals when under attack, and his overlooked role helping the Soviets beat the Nazis in 1941-42.

Michael H. Hodges is the fine-arts writer for The Detroit News, where he’s worked since 1991. “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” is his second illustrated book on local architecture, and was recently honored by the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Hodges’ first book, “Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations,” was named a 2013 Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. The author blames his architectural obsessions on the picturesque Rochester Hills dairy farm where he grew up, and the six years he spent as a student at what we used to call the Cranbrook School for Boys.

Join us for this fun and informative lecture on the 150-year anniversary of Albert Kahn’s birth! All are welcome to attend. Register at the adult service desk or call the library at 734-426-4477.


7:00 PM 7:00 PM America/Detroit Albert Kahn in Detroit

Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who invented the humane “daylight factories” that helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges — author of “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” — will review Kahn’s local […]

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