Building Seagram

Date: Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 7 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Admission: Free. Reservation required

Phyllis Lambert's recently published book, Building Seagram (Yale University Press, 2013), tells not only the history of the Seagram Building (1954–58), but of the culture of post-WWII design, including the significant role corporate patronage played in the era's real estate development, and of the Seagram project's substantial role in shaping landmark legislation and zoning laws in New York City. Join Lambert as she provides an unprecedented personal history of her experience managing the project, as well as of the working relationship between Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. She offers a detailed scholarly assessment of the design and construction process and the building's cultural legacy and life in the city through more than half a century. Lambert's lecture will also focus on stewardship and conservation of the Seagram building. This event is presented in conjunction with Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, which seeks to advance the practice of...

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