In the 1920s and 1930s, a new aesthetic emerged in the United States, based on the principles of the Bauhaus in Germany: rational, functional design devoid of ornament and without reference to historical styles. Alfred H. Barr, Jr., founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, and Philip Johnson, director of its architecture department, were the leading proponents of the modern approach. Shortly after meeting in 1929, they set out on a path that would transform the museum world and change the course of design in America.
Join us at the Center for Architeture as Partners in Design contributors David A. Hanks, Donald Albrecht, Barry Bergdoll, and Juliet Kinchin are joined by Suzanne Stephens to discuss the work of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Philip Johnson.
Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record
David A. Hanks, editor, Partners in Design
Donald Albrecht, contributor
Barry Bergdoll, contributor
Juliet Kinchin, contributor
Price: Free to AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for non-members