Please join us on Friday 3 December at 1pm UK time for TenderChats, our ongoing series of live conversations. We invite Justin Beal, author of Sandfuture recently published by MIT Press.
Sandfuture is a book about the life of the architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986), who remains on the margins of history despite the enormous influence of his work on American architecture and society. That Yamasaki's most famous projects--the Pruitt-Igoe apartments in St. Louis and the original World Trade Center in New York--were both destroyed on national television, thirty years apart, makes his relative obscurity all the more remarkable.
TenderChats is an ongoing series of 30-minute musings on the magic and permanence of printed matter. A twice-monthly series of live conversations will be hosted by writer and publisher Dal Chodha on Instagram TV @tenderbooks
Image: Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, Reynolds Metal Regional Sales Offie (Southfield, Michigan, 1955-1959) Balthazar Korab, photographer (courtesy of the Library of Congress).