Day Three Early Afternoon Sessions
The Modern Dwelling at America's Crossroads
Residential Modern at America’s Crossroads: Chicago Houses, 1929-1975
Revitalizing the Farnsworth House
Transforming the Netsch Home
This presentation, based on the book explores the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago and its suburbs played in the development of the modern single-family house and its accompanying lifestyle. In a city usually associated with the architectural innovations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the examples discussed in this generously- illustrated book expand and enrich the story of the Midwestern city’s built environment. By including the work of known and lesser-known architects, Susan Benjamin and Serge Ambrose present and discuss the inspiring results of these practitioners.