Michael Hodges // Albert Kahn in Detroit

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location:  Show map
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, JCC of Metro Detroit
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Contact: Francine Menken
Phone: 248.432.5546


6:30 Dessert reception
7:30 Lecture

Albert Kahn. For many, the name needs no introduction. In his new book, author Michael Hodges of the Detroit News, takes an in-depth look at the life and important architectural contributions of Kahn, whose designs range from iconic buildings such as the Fisher Building to synagogues, homes, churches, buildings, and factories.

Michael Hodges has been the Fine Arts Writer for the Detroit News for 26 years. Over his career, he has received wide acclaim for his articles on Detroit architecture and the resurgence of Detroit. In Albert Kahn in Detroit, Hodges tells the story of a penniless German-Jewish immigrant who invented modern architecture, with special attention Kahn’s revolutionary factory design. Read more about Albert Kahn in the Gallery of Michigan's Jewish History.

Book purchase and signing following talk.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are preferred. Presented by the Henry & Delia Meyers Library and Media Center, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, Seminars For Adult Jewish Enrichment (SAJE), and JCC Jewish Book Fair. Sponsored, in part, by Janice Charach Gallery, Wayne State University Press and West Bloomfield Township Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.

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