beyond EVE

Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece

Beginn 18:00 Uhr

Alex Beam follows The Feud, his acclaimed account of a literary friendship gone bad, with the story of the complicated relationship behind one of the 20th century’s architectural masterpieces, the Farnsworth House. Named after its patron, Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago doctor and researcher, the iconoclastic glass-and steel structure was designed by Mies van der Rohe; drawn together by their shared dream, architect and patron grew close, spending weekends together at the Fox River site. Then a combination of cost overruns, differences about art, and contractual disagreements (inflamed by Frank Lloyd Wright) led to recriminations, regrets, and law suits. When the house was eventually completed in 1951, Farnsworth found it impossible to live there. Beam will be joined in conversation by Sebastian Smee, pulitzer prize winning art critic for the washington post and author of The Art of Rivalry.

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and our virtual event series. We know that everyone has been affected in these trying times, and we will continue to make our programming accessible to all. That said, a suggested contribution of $5, $10, whatever you can afford, will go a long way to keep our programming—and our bookstore—afloat as we are forced to adapt to new ways of business. 



  • Gespräch

Politics and Prose Bookstore


5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
20008 Washington, D.C.
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Im Kalender speichern

Livestream/ Link zu Videostream