Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan S. Benjamin on Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–75

  • 02/03/2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • 2/3/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.

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February Evening Program


The Caxton Club, Chicago Art Deco Society, and the Union League Club of Chicago Library will team up to present a conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan S. Benjamin — on their recently published Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–75 — moderated by Pauline Saliga.

Famed as the birthplace of that icon of twentieth-century architecture, the skyscraper, Chicago also cultivated a more humble but no less consequential form of modernism — the private residence. Modern in the Middle explores the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago and its suburbs played in the development of the twentieth century single-family home, examining the multifaceted history of modern domestic architecture, which began on the eve of the Great Depression through to the mid-1970s. In a city often associated with the outsize reputations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the examples discussed in this generously illustrated book expand and enrich the story of the region’s built environment.

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