The subject of this talk would be a little-known chapter from the history of modern architecture, one that aggressively challenged mainstream ideas about the relationship between form and function in design. It will concentrate in particular on the work of Adolf Loos, Margarete Schuette-Lihotzky, Josef Frank, and Otto Neurath and their uniquely "bottom-up" vision of modernity.
Lecturer Nader Vossoughian (Ph.D., Columbia University) is an assistant professor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology and a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of Otto Neurath. The Language of the Global Polis (NAi, 2008), which was published in conjunction with an exhibition he curated at Stroom den Haag (The Netherlands).
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