Lecture and Book Signing: 'Salt Lake City's Modern Architecture'

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Embark on a captivating journey through the architectural evolution of Salt Lake City at our exclusive event featuring authors Steven D. Cornell and John D. Ewanowski. Join us for an illuminating lecture followed by a book signing as they delve into their latest publication, Salt Lake City’s Modern Architecture, offering an exploration of the enduring impact of Modernism on Salt Lake's burgeoning landscape.

From the postwar era's exponential population growth to the building boom that reshaped the city's skyline, discover the transformative effects of Modernism on Salt Lake County between 1940 and 1980. Through their expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse, Cornell and Ewanowski shed light on the city's architectural narrative, focusing on landmark structures like the First Security Bank building and the Salt Palace that showcase the essence of Modern architecture.

Uncover how this architectural movement, rooted in rationalism and functionalism, shaped Salt Lake's skyline and diversified the city's religious, educational, and recreational institutions. Learn about the pivotal role of local and non-local architects in crafting the city's distinctive architectural identity during this era.

Following the lecture, seize the chance to engage directly with the authors during a book signing session. Get firsthand insights into their research and discoveries, and have your copy of this insightful book personally signed.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Salt Lake City's architectural transformation narrative. 


December 15th, 2023 from  4:00 PM to  6:00 PM
375 N. Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
United States