The Rapidian

Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity

Thursday, October 08, 2015

7 pm

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library

111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Well-known Michigan author John Gallagher's new book, Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, examines the life and art of famed architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986). Best known for designing the now-lost World Trade Center in New York, Yamasaki tried to soften and humanize the cold glass-box style of modern architecture with designs that emphasized gardens, plazas, sunlit atriums, and other features created to offer moments of surprise and delight. He crafted a wealth of important buildings around the world but especially enriched his adopted home in Michigan with his designs. Gallagher take views on a journey through the life and work of Yamasaki and the creative paths of mid-century modernism. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Event Type: Arts-Entertainment  Lectures 

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