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Albert Kahn’s Architectural Legacy

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Thursday, July 25, 2013, 07:00pm

As part of this week’s Art, Design & Architecture week, Detroit Historical Society Director of Marketing and Sales, Bob Sadler will present on World Renowned Architect Albert Khan.


Albert Kahn is one of Detroit’s best-known architects. Kahn’s industrial architecture set the stage for the worldwide modernist movement elevating practical and functional concerns over ornamental details. Kahn’s well-lit and efficient spaces offered the best conditions for mass production. His designs for factories showed an ease with matters of operation and organization.  One of his most signature buildings, The Fisher Building, won the Architectural League’s Silver Medal in 1928. Kahn was a leader in his profession, a frequent lecturer, founding craftsman of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts in 1906, and a member of the Detroit Arts Commission created in 1918. Reservation required, contact the Adult Reference Desk.