The Road to Community: The Houses and Housing of Bertrand Goldberg

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 @ 6:15am

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Lecture Hall Gallery

224 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, 

IL 

60604

Presenter

Chicago Architecture Foundation
312-922-3432

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg (1913–1997) is primarily associated with large-scale urban projects such as Marina City and River City here in Chicago, but his first two decades of practice produced a remarkable range of experimental designs for modern living and community planning. Based on the Art Institute exhibition and catalogue, "Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention," this lecture positions Goldberg’s early residential designs as important precursors to his later engagement with issues of affordable housing and urban development. This presentation will reflect sketches, photographs, and models drawn from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Bertrand Goldberg collection and archives together with those from the Harvard Art and varied private collections. Alison Fisher, the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will present this illustrated talk and sign copies of the publication, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention immediately following the presentation.