VISIONARY METROPOLIS:
TONY GARNIER’S UNE CITÉ INDUSTRIELLE

Opening and Informal Gallery Talk

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

7:00pm

Free and open to the public

The Wolfsonian-FIU | 1001 Washington Ave | Miami Beach, FL 33139

ABOUT THE EVENT

Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle (1904–17) is one of the most remarkable attempts to reimagine the modern city. A prominent French architect, Garnier spent more than a decade devising and illustrating in exquisite detail a plan for an urban environment that would foster both social and environmental harmony. Visionary Metropolis includes more than twenty of the plans, design drawings, and illustrations that Garnier produced for this project, demonstrating his ideas about how rational design could mitigate the destructive impacts of industrial development.

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Join Guest Curator David Rifkind for an opening and informal gallery talk on Visionary Metropolis: Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle, an exhibit on display at The Wolfsonian FIU from August 13, 2016 – January 29, 2017.

Co-Sponsored by the Wolfsonian-FIU, the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts, and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project.

Funded in part through the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.