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Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit

Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who created the humane "daylight factories" for Packard Motor and Henry Ford, and in the process helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Michael H. Hodges — author of "Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit" — will review Kahn’s considerable legacy in the Motor City and Ann Arbor, as well as his unheralded role defending Diego Rivera’s murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts against attack, and helping the Soviet Union hold off the Nazis in 1941-42

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Milford Public Library
330 Family Dr.
Milford MI
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Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363