EVENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF MARCEL BREUER AT MID-CENTURY

THE IMPORTANCE OF MARCEL BREUER AT MID-CENTURY

Isabelle Hyman

DATE: October 28, 2008

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Georgia Tech Architecture Library

FEES: none

EVENT CONTACT:
Teri Nagel, College of Architecture
Contact Teri Nagel
404-385-2156

At a public lecture co-sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of DOCOMOMO and Georgia Tech College of Architecture, Isabelle Hyman will explore the 28-year-old Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System designed by Marcel Breuer.

Hyman is Professor Emerita of the Department of Art History at New York University. An accomplished historian of art and architecture, she has published a number of works on Marcel Breuer, a preeminent figure of the modern movement, including the important reference, MARCEL BREUER, ARCHITECT: THE CAREER AND THE BUILDINGS.

Hyman was educated at Vassar College and Columbia, and received her PhD in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. Most recently, she received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for “most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture” by the Society of Architectural Historians. AIA Continuing Education credits will be available.

DOCOMOMO stands for DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. It promotes the exchange of knowledge about this important legacy which extends from the planned city and the iconic monument to the house next door. DOCOMOMO is an international organization. Founded in 1988 in The Netherlands, today it has national chapters or working parties in 54 countries and over 2000 individual members. It is an important presence in conservation and in architectural culture, worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and regional and national associations.

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