March 9: Modern in the Middle virtual presentation hosted by Chicago Collections


    March 5, 2021



    The Monacelli Press

Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 6:00 pm CT
Location: Online via YouTube

Join authors, Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino, IIT Professor and Susan S. Benjamin, architectural historian and principal, Benjamin Historic Certifications, Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975, 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 1929-1975 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 CCC member Chicago Public Library and the AIA Chicago.

This event is free and held live virtually on Chicago Public Library’s YouTube channel and Chicago Public Library Facebook page.