EventsModern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75 Discussion with Authors Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan S. Benjamin

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Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75 Discussion with Authors Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan S. Benjamin

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Join authors, Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino, IIT Professor and Susan S. Benjamin, architectural historian and principal, Benjamin Historic Certifications, Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75, in discussion with Dr. Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Art History Emeritus at the University of Chicago, and Teri J. Edelstein, art historian and museum professional as they explore the classic twentieth-century homes featured in the book that defines American Midwestern modernism.

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75 explores the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago and its suburbs played in the development of the modern single-family house in the twentieth century. In a city often associated with the outsize reputations 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 region’s built environment.

This program is presented in partnership with Chicago Collections and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago. Chicago Collections is a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, use the code SPRING21 here and receive 20% off the book. 

How to Attend
This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel and CPL's Facebook page. You'll be able to ask questions during the event.

Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later as well.

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