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Mid-century Modern: Sleek, Stylish, and Accessible

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV016
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Dulles Airport designed by Eero Saarinen, is an example of Mid-century Modern architecture

Mid-century Modern architecture in the United States was a reflection of the International Style that originated with the Bauhaus movement in Europe following World War I. Mid-century Modern not only gained wide following among upscale and custom-built homes by developer Joseph Eichler and architect Charles Goodman for example, but encompassed thousands of homes designed for GIs returning from World War II that included design innovations embodied in the massive Levittown developments on Long Island.  

But there’s much more to the Mid-century Modern movement than just the buildings, whether custom-built or mass-market. The style was spread by design principles and color palettes that saturated everything from kitchen appliances to automobiles, furniture to fabrics, and advertising to airline paint schemes.  

Join Bill Keene, a lecturer on architecture and urban studies, for an engaging discussion of the architecture and the wider implications of the broad scope of Mid-century Modern design trends and developments.

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