WBEZ | art history http://www.wbez.org/tags/art-history Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en When la Mode Became Modern http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/when-la-mode-became-modern-107180 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/130416_AF_When La Mode Became Modern.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Between 1685 and 1720, the phenomenon know as the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes dominated cultural life in France. For the first time, the concept of modernity was discussed on a broad scale. By the time the Querelle had subsided, a new style had been created: it became known as the &quot;modern style.&quot; The modern style revolutionized not only literature, music and the fine arts, but all the decorative arts as well - from furniture and clothing to candlesticks and clocks.&nbsp;</p><p>Art historian <strong>Joan DeJean</strong>&nbsp;discusses this influencial style as part of the&nbsp;series, <em>Mode et Modernité: The Object of Fashion </em>which explores <em>modernité</em> as a concept valid over the centuries, with a special emphasis on the dialogue between <em>la mode</em> in interior decoration and <em>la mode</em> in fashion.</p><p>Recorded live Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at&nbsp;Alliance Française de Chicago.</p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/when-la-mode-became-modern-107180 Art historian tracks Abraham Lincoln's time in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/art-historian-tracks-abraham-lincolns-time-chicago-83304 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Abe Lincoln.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois is the the <span>Land of Lincoln. But President Abraham Lincoln didn&rsquo;t just spend time downstate. His connections to Chicago are also deep.</span> Although Lincoln never lived in Chicago, the city played a crucial role in developing his political career and reputation. Art historian Mark Pohlad has studied Lincoln&rsquo;s relationship with Chicago.<br /><br />Now most of the actual sites Lincoln spent time in are long gone. That didn&rsquo;t stop Pohlad.&nbsp;We met up at the James R. Thompson Center at Randolph and Clark in downtown Chicago. That&rsquo;s a stone&rsquo;s throw from the former Chicago Courthouse &ndash; where Lincoln argued some of his famous cases. Mark Pohlad gives a talk Thursday at noon at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/FriendsOfDowntown_LincolnAndChicago.html">Chicago Cultural Center</a> about Lincoln&rsquo;s time in Chicago.<br /><br />In the Extras below, listen to Mark Pohlad&rsquo;s ideas about why there are so few landmarks in Chicago commemorating Lincoln.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/art-historian-tracks-abraham-lincolns-time-chicago-83304