A Look at Modern Architecture

May 25, 2019
Fort Bend County Libraries - Sugar Land Branch
550 Eldridge | Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 633-4734
Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Area of Town: Southwest
Free Admission: Yes

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will present a program on “Modern Architecture” on Saturday, May 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. Prairie View A&M University Architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the evolution of modern architecture. Hear about the people and events that influenced changes in architectural styles and functions in present times. Discover how the Industrial Revolution launched the period of “Modernity” into 20th-century architecture. Akhtar will talk about influential architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright (the Father of Modern Architecture) and Louis Sullivan (who was responsible for the birth of the skyscraper in the American city). She will also talk about Mies van der Rohe’s introduction of the minimalist style, and Le Corbusier’s movement to create mass-produced pre-fabricated designs that would make housing more affordable for the masses. Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She is the author of “Of Colour and Form” and numerous articles on art and architecture. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.