9/29/16

Dyja Talk Moved to Union League Club at 65 West Jackson Boulevard

Due to electrical and water problems at 200 South Michigan Avenue, we have had to move our program from the Cliff Dwellers to the Union League Club at 65 West Jackson Boulevard, 7th Floor.

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Totality Vs. Perfection:  Moholy, Mies and the Function of Cities

5:45 p.m., October 19, 2016.

Program is free (cash bar and dinner reservations).

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 p.m.; talk at 5:45 p.m.

Thomas Dyja (The Third Coast, 2013) offers a portrait of life at the New Bauhaus in Chicago and their leader Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, as described in his book. The first comprehensive exhibition of the work of Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy- Nagy (1895-1946) in the United States in nearly fifty years, this long-overdue show presents more than 300 works, tracing the early career of the pioneering photographer, sculptor, filmmaker and graphic, exhibition and stage designer. The show comes to the Art Institute of Chicago from the Guggenheim on Oct. 2, 2016 and closes on Jan. 3, 2017.

Dyja proposes to redress the real place that Moholy deserves in the canonical design world. Though the mutual distaste between Moholy and Mies was a matter of temperament, it also had deep philosophical roots that sprung from a shared time and place, evolving as it moved from Germany to Chicago. Dyja will examine their relationship in greater depth through an exploration of their respective approaches to architecture and cities. Mies’ work, of course, was built and visible, but Moholy's will take us onto movie sets, theater stages and the landmark CIAM conference in 1933, as well as a consideration of architecture as it relates to his idea of the Universal Man. Please join us.

RSVP: For questions, and to sign up for the evening, please contact Judy Freeman: jrfree3500@aol.com or 773-929-0329.

Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter - Society of Architectural Historians,
The Cliff Dwellers and AIA Chicago

October 19 event moved to Union League Club, 65 West Jackson

Due to electrical and water problems at 200 South Michigan Avenue, we have had to move our program tonight from the Cliff Dwellers to the Union League Club at 65 West Jackson Boulevard, 7th Floor.

(Revised October 19)

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Totality Vs. Perfection:  Moholy, Mies and the Function of Cities

5:45 p.m., October 19, 2016.

Program is free (cash bar and dinner reservations).

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 p.m.; talk at 5:45 p.m.

Thomas Dyja (The Third Coast, 2013) offers a portrait of life at the New Bauhaus in Chicago and their leader Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, as described in his book. The first comprehensive exhibition of the work of Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) in the United States in nearly fifty years, this long-overdue show presents more than 300 works, tracing the early career of the pioneering photographer, sculptor, filmmaker and graphic, exhibition and stage designer. The show comes to the Art Institute of Chicago from the Guggenheim on Oct. 2, 2016 and closes on Jan. 3, 2017.

Dyja proposes to redress the real place that Moholy deserves in the canonical design world. Though the mutual distaste between Moholy and Mies was a matter of temperament, it also had deep philosophical roots that sprung from a shared time and place, evolving as it moved from Germany to Chicago. Dyja will examine their relationship in greater depth through an exploration of their respective approaches to architecture and cities. Mies’ work, of course, was built and visible, but Moholy's will take us onto movie sets, theater stages and the landmark CIAM conference in 1933, as well as a consideration of architecture as it relates to his idea of the Universal Man. Please join us.

RSVP: For questions, and to sign up for the evening, please contact Judy Freeman: jrfree3500@aol.com or 773-929-0329.

Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter - Society of Architectural Historians,
The Cliff Dwellers and AIA Chicago