Modern Architecture in the U.S. with Dr. Jennie Hirsh

Modern Architecture in the U.S. with Dr. Jennie Hirsh


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This seminar will study the ways in which architects in the U.S. not only contributed to the history of modern architecture but also established a unique vernacular vocabulary of the postmodern building that influenced architects as well as artists all over the world. It’s a fitting conversation for anyone with an interest in architecture who is looking to learn how residential and commercial buildings were transformed across through careful curation of examples.

We will explore canonical examples of office complexes, civic buildings, and theatre structures in major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago as well as lesser-known city residences, country homes, airport terminals, and specialized structures on college campuses and for temporary events, such as the World's fair of 1964/65 in New York City.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art and architecture, Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will consider the ways in which these visionaries transformed both commercial and residential buildings in urban as well as suburban locales. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the ways in which emigré European architects as well as U.S.-born practitioners left behind a heterogeneous legacy of architectural innovation in terms of form and materials that remains legendary today.

Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011).

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Excellent course