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Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America

Donald R. Torbert Lecture in Architectural History
November 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Michael Osman will lecture on his new book, Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America, which broadens our conception of how industrial capitalism shaped the built environment and how design is used to deal with ecological crises today. Osman will give a lecture on this groundbreaking history of regulatory thinking and building design in the United States.

Drawing on a range of previously unexplored archival resources, he examines the increasing role of environmental technologies in building design from the late nineteenth century—from cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories.

Osman is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture & Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Reception follows the lecture