Course Description

Explore the origins of modernist architecture in Dallas, tracing its evolution through the mid-1900s, with expert Dr. Jann Mackey. From the Stanley Marcus house to modernist institutions, such as Temple Emanu-El, this lecture addresses the most important buildings from this time period and also looks at the local patrons who had the taste and foresight to break away from traditionalist architectural styles to commission these ground-breaking works. Thanks to architects such as Howard Meyer, Roscoe DeWitt, George Dahl, and Arch Swank, to name a few, Dallas has a rich legacy of mid-century architectural gems.


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