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Michael Hodges, “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit”
October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at the J as author Michael Hodges presents his book, “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit.”
Author Talk & Dessert Reception
(Free and open to the public)
Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who created the humane “daylight factories” for Packard Motor and Henry Ford, and in the process helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture/slideshow Hodges will present Kahn’s considerable legacy in the Motor City and Ann Arbor, as well as his unheralded role defending Diego Rivera’s murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts against attack, and helping the Soviet Union push back the Nazis in 1941-42.