As the Scandinavian Art Exhibition of 1912 made a splash in America, architects in the Nordic countries were developing their own distinct style of architecture that combined elements of the past and present. Join educators from the Salvadori Center for a closer look at connections between the art on view in Luminous Modernism and some of the buildings designed and styles developed around the same time.
Mario Salvadori (1907-1997), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987. He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.
How do you combine a Swiss Chalet with a Viking ship? You do it Dragon Style! This style of Norwegian architecture popular between 1880 and 1900 combined motifs from Viking and medieval art with vernacular elements from the more recent past.
Families will explore elements of the past to incorporate into their own modern building models