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Lonberg-Holm Exhibition in New York

Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect is a current exhibition at the Ubu Gallery in New York City, devoted to this overlooked, yet highly influential, 20th Century modernist. From 1924–1925, this Danish-born architect and photographer was a colleague of Eliel Saarinen at the University of Michigan, where he taught a course in basic design modeled on the famed Bauhaus Vorkurs, the first-ever introduced in U.S. design schools.

Lonberg- Holm’s 1928 article, "Amerika: Reflections", also featured buildings on the University of Michigan campus and appeared in the Dutch avant-garde publication i10, for which Lazlo Moholy- Nagy was photo editor. Lonberg-Holm returned to the University again from 1948 to the early 50s as a visiting professor, during which he was involved in developing LAR, a Laboratory of Architectural Research. Never-before-seen photographs, architectural drawings, letters, graphic design, and ephemera from Lonberg-Holm’s remarkably diverse career will be on view through August 1, 2014.

Jun 20, 2014


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