Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar
Mid-Century Modern. Designs for Living
Mid-century modern refers to a period of design experimentation and production that took place between the 1930s and the 1960’s. As a style, the term relates to a modern design aesthetic that characterized a remarkably inventive array of buildings, product designs and furnishings produced for contemporary living. Mid-Century Modern artifacts reflected the optimism of modern life and the spirit of the new and the innovative.
The presentation will focus on the major forces behind this period, the role of important individual designers and the collective significance of the designs in shaping the residential living environments of many.
Gregory K. Hunt, FAIA, Founding Den of the School of Architecture, Marywood University and former Dean of the School of Architecture at Catholic University
Scranton, PA 18510