BUNSHAFT + BUFFALO | Book Talk + Signing
Wednesday, October 30 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Greatbatch Pavilion
The architect Gordon Bunshaft (1909–1990) was raised on Manchester Place and attended Lafayette High School in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from MIT he became the lead designer in the New York office for the architectural firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill. He was responsible for major works of corporate modernism in New York, Lever House (1952) and Manufacturers Trust Bank (1954), and significant buildings in New Haven (Beinecke Library, 1963), Washington, DC (Hirshhorn Museum, 1971), and in Buffalo itself (Knox addition to the Albright Museum, 1962).
In this lecture, based on his recently published book, Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Mid-Century Modernism (Yale University Press, October 2019), Nicholas Adams will follow the theme of Buffalo through Bunshaft’s architectural development.
Nicholas Adams is professor emeritus in the history of architecture at Vassar College.
Copies of the book will be available for sale on the evening of the event.
$10 | Free for Martin House members
DESIGN ALOUD is a series of conversations, screenings, and performances exploring the power of contemporary design in harmony with nature.