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

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.

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