DAS Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
Central Indiana preservation project awards & Indiana Modern Lecture 6 pm
FREE Registration requested
Join Design Arts Society (DAS) in celebrating the past year in design at the IMA. President Mark Demerly will speak about programming highlights and new initiatives. The nominating committee will present a slate of new board members for 2017-18. The IMA Café will be available for beverage purchases before the annual meeting. After the business meeting, the DAS welcomes guest Dale Allen Gyure, who will be speaking about architect Minoru Yamasaki. This lecture is supported by Indiana Landmarks, Indiana University’s Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series Concerning Historic Preservation and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Serenity, Surprise, and Delight: The Humanist Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki
Minoru Yamasaki was one of the world’s best known architects in the early 1960s. He appeared on the cover of Time magazine, served on President Kennedy’s committee to redesign Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., and was selected to construct the World Trade Center in New York. His work offered a gentler, more decorated style of modernism distanced from the obsession with function or structure that characterized much of contemporary architecture. This presentation will provide an overview of Yamasaki’s most celebrated buildings and his significance to modern architecture, addressing how his architectural creations helped to define an era.
Dale Allen Gyure is Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University. He has earned a PhD in architectural history from the University of Virginia, a JD from Indiana University, and a BS in psychology from Ball State University. Dr. Gyure’s research focuses on American and modern architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published two books to date—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College (2010) and The Chicago Schoolhouse,1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform (2011)—as well as articles and reviews. His third book, The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki, will be published by Yale University Press in the fall of 2017.