Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California

Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California

A discussion with author Todd Cronan and Daniel Abramson, Boston University and current IAS Scholar

Monday, April 8 at 12pm / Betts Auditorium

A critical look at the competing motivations behind one of modern architecture’s most widely known and misunderstood movements

Nothing Permanent is a nuanced intellectual history of architectural innovation in California between 1920 and 1970. It demonstrates how this prolific era of modern architecture was propelled by divergent views about the dynamic between interior and exterior, the idea of permanence, and the extent to which architects could exercise control over the inhabitants of their structures.


Lunch provided while supplies last.