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William L. Clements Library presents Claire Zimmerman, "Arcades of Detroit: Albert Kahn and the 20th Century"

William L. Clements Library presents Claire Zimmerman, "Arcades of Detroit: Albert Kahn and the 20th Century"

This talk reconsiders Kahn’s important work in architecture, with reference to the rich archival collections available at the University of Michigan. Focusing on the remarkable array of construction photographs now housed at the Bentley Library and soon to be exhibited at UMMA, the talk will explore the documentary photographic exposition of buildings as they grew on sites. In addition to presenting this visually rich material for the first time, the talk will focus on how to work with such materials in a new architectural historical analysis of Kahn’s work.

Claire Zimmerman is the Director of Doctoral Studies and Associate Professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Department of the History of Art.

Due to the Clements Library’s renovation, the Clements Library 2015 Events and Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100. All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Please email clementsevents@umich.edu or phone 734-647-0864.

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