June 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
| Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.
Albert Kahn in Detroit Virtual Lecture
7-8 p.m. June 9, 2020
Cost: $10 general public, $5 Ford House members
Learn about the life and work of famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn -- the architect Edsel and Eleanor chose to design Ford House -- in a talk by Michael H. Hodges, author of the book Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit. Kahn was a German-Jewish immigrant who rose from poverty to revolutionize industrial architecture and design many iconic Detroit structures. Delve into Kahn’s work, including National Historic Landmarks like Ford House.
About the presenter: Michael Hodges is the fine-arts writer at The Detroit News, where he’s worked since the early 1990s. Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit is his second book. His first book which features his own photography, Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations, was named a Michigan Notable Book in 2013 by the Library of Michigan. While his roots run deep in Detroit, Hodges grew up on a dairy farm and attended Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills. He resides in a historic district of Ann Arbor.