Max Abramovitz lecture

Digital recording from The Architectural League's archives of leading figures in post-war modernism

Max Abramovitz (1908-2004) was a partner, with Wallace Harrison, of Harrison and Abramovitz. Either as lead architects or as team members, Harrison and Abramovitz participated in some of the most significant commissions of the 20th century, including the United Nations and Lincoln Center. Abramovitz himself served as director of planning for the United Nations and was architect of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In this lecture from 1994, Abramovitz discusses the full scope of his career, beginning with the Trylon and Perisphere for the New York World’s Fair (1939) to his later work for U.S. Steel and Banque Rothschild.

Due to its length, this video is split into two parts.

Recorded: October 18, 1994. The League’s Digital Archive Project is made possible by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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