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Events April 2016

DOCOMOMO NY/TRIModern Conversations

Nina Rappaport: The Modernist Vertical Urban Factory

April 12, 2016

For Modern architects, the factory was the epitome of the avant-garde. Numerous European architects, including Le Corbusier and Eric Mendelsohn, looked to America’s vernacular structures of the early 20th century for inspiration. For DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State’s next Modern Conversation, Nina Rappaport, author of Vertical Urban Factory (2016, Actar), will discuss how Modernism influenced factory design and vice versa. Her talk will also touch on the relationship of the factory to the city, both as individual mechanized buildings and as integrated into factory towns and districts, and the post-WWII demise of the urban factory. Nina is vice president of the Board of DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State.

More about the book here: verticalurbanfactory.org/BOOK

Tuesday April 12, 6:30 pm
Reception to follow
Knoll New York Showroom
1330 Avenue of the Americas (at West 54th Street)
Second floor, enter through main lobby of building
Tickets: $10 DOCOMOMO members; $20 general admission
Capacity limited to 40. Advance purchase required.
Register HERE

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State wishes to thank Knoll for hosting this event.

 

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