Gabriel Guevrekian – The Elusive Modernist
A talk by Hamed Khosravi
Thu, 14 July 2022 | 18:00 – 20:30 BST
Hamed Khosravi will introduce his book 'The Elusive Modernist' which revisits the history of the Modern movement through the legacy of Gabriel Guevrekian (c. 1900―1970).
Born in Istanbul, Guevrekian grew up in Tehran and then moved to Vienna to study architecture; he later worked with Oskar Strnad, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Henri Sauvage, and Robert Mallet-Stevens. Among his famous designs are the Cubist garden for Villa Noailles in France and two houses for the Vienna Werkbund exhibition. During the 1930s, he spent a few years in Iran working on public buildings and later lived in London. After the Second World War, he took taught in Europe and America. All his various pursuits, and the homes and nationalities he held in Asia, Europe and then America, led to a serial adoption of personae.
Illustrated talk with book signing, wine served.