The Dallas Architecture Forum also continues its series of free panels on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Dallas Center For Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers, with the discussion of Defining Modernism with Bob Meckfessel, FAIA. Although modern architecture is widely discussed and touted throughout today's pluralistic, media-rich, trend-savvy culture, it is increasingly difficult to pin down what it actually is. Historically, technology, social concerns, form, and planning theories have all been used as definers at one time or the other, but has today's definition evolved (or devolved) into one based on style, ready to be tossed when the next style comes along? Can modern architecture be defined? Should it be?
Robert Meckfessel FAIA will explore this question with images of modern architecture(s) from the past 80 years, followed by a panel discussion among a diverse group of architects, all noted as leading modernists.
For more information, call 214-764-2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. Images are available upon request via Lisa Taylor at Taylor-Made Press, 214-943-1099 or [email protected].
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