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Building The Modern World at Plymouth District Library

Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who invented the humane "daylight factories" that helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges — author of "Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit" — will review Kahn’s local legacy, his vigorous defense of Diego Rivera’s "Detroit Industry" murals when they were under attack, and his role helping the Soviets repel the Nazis in 1941-42.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Plymouth District Library
223 S. Main Street
Waldorf/Dunning Room (1&2)
Plymouth 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