Neutra, Schindler & Gruen. Austrian Marks in American Modernist Architecture.
In the twenties and thirties of the 20th century, a lot of young Austrian architects left the country for the United States motivated by political and economic reasons. Their already awakened interest in the modern movements enabled them to set world standards in architecture by using opportunities in this pioneer’s country. The public evening lecture will trace this international style and modern urban planning in detail, centred around the input of those young exiled Austrians, who included Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Victor Gruen.
Dipl.-Ing. Maria Gabriela DITTRICH is lecturer for Northern American Architecture at Vienna University of Technology. Her intense professional interest deals with the American skyscraper and its stylistic roots within the European architectural tradition.
Date: Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 6 pm
Location: Kuppelsaal, Vienna University of Technology