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Architecture -- 1/18 Daypass -- The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki
Dale Allen Gyure, Ph.D. Dale Allen Gyure is Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University. His research focuses on American architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His books include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College, The Chicago Schoolhouse,1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform, and the recently published Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World. Dr. Gyure serves on the Board of Directors of Docomomo Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board. Speaker’s Synopsis: This presentation will provide an overview of architect Minoru Yamasaki’s most celebrated buildings and his significance to modern architecture. Yamasaki’s popularity arose from a unique form of humanist architecture which melded his interest in invoking feelings of “serenity” and “delight” with insights gained from studying historical architecture around the world. His work offered a gentler, more decorated style of modernism distanced from the obsession with function or structure that characterized much of contemporary architecture.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 01/18/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED