As the Twig Is Bent, So Goes the Tree …
A Shared Philosophy: New England
Transcendentalism and European Modernism
The Lincoln Historical Society in collaboration with FoMA
a Virtual presentation By Lincoln resident and FoMA President
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Dana Robbat, President of the Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA), author, and architectural historian, presented As the Twig Is Bent, So Goes the Tree … A Shared Philosophy: New England Transcendentalism and European Modernism. The presentation and slideshow highlighted the age-old social ideals of New England’s Puritan and Transcendental philosophical heritage that provided fertile ground for the arrival of the philosophically-aligned European Modernists who arrived at Harvard and MIT in the late 1930s and subsequently had a profound effect on Lincoln’s built and natural environments. Dana discussed highlights from her work Plain Living, High Thinking: Social Idealists and their Transcendental Architecture and the historical arc of Modernism in Lincoln.
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