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Chicago Tribune review of “Bertrand Goldberg: Reflections”

Lori Waxman has posted a review of the exhibition “Bertrand Goldberg: Reflections” at the Arts Club of Chicago.

In her November 30, 2011 article, Waxman writes:

“My husband and I periodically entertain the ruse of posing as potential buyers so as to gain entry to the buildings we fondly call the Corncob Towers.

I refer, of course, to Marina City, the landmark multiuse complex designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1967 on the banks of the Chicago River. What would it be like, we've wondered, to live enclosed by walls that never meet at right angles? How might it feel to come home after a long day at the office and be greeted by a high-rise that has a sense of humor?

Goldberg, who also designed the original Prentice Women's Hospital and River City, Chicago's other splendidly curved concrete structures, is the subject of an exhibition at the Arts Club that essentially reverses these questions. Curated by architects John Vinci and Goldberg's son Geoffrey, who worked for many years at his father's firm, "Bertrand Goldberg: Reflections" asks what can be understood about an architect's practice by examining the artwork and furnishings he surrounded himself with...”

Read the rest at The Chicago Tribune website.

More information about the exhibition is available from The Arts Club of Chicago