The famous French architect Le Corbusier once described American cities as "disturbing and yet so admirable." Listen in as Mardges Bacon traces Le Corbusier's experiences within the culture of Chicago of the 1930s.
A specialist in modern and American architecture, Mardges Bacon teaches architectural and urban history at Northeastern University. Her courses include the two-semester survey in Modern Architecture and Urbanism as well as the Seminar in Modern Architecture. Professor Bacon is the author of Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid (MIT Press, 2001) and Ernest Flagg: Beaux-Arts Architect and Urban Reformer (MIT Press, 1986), for which she received a book award from the Vistorian Society of America, New York Chapter.
Recorded Friday, April 18, 2008 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.