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Speeches & Writings

As well as an architect and engineer, Bertrand Goldberg was also an intellectual. He spoke often in public and was active in the broader cultural and intellectual life of Chicago. His vision was a combination of intellectual reflection, technical knowledge and personal insights and cut across traditional understandings on urbanism and progressive social causes. His writings and lectures provide accessible insights to Goldberg’s design process, and can be found in his archive at the Art Institute of Chicago.

List of speeches by Bertrand Goldberg

Recently Posted Speeches

  • Marina City Lecture: Part One

    Author:
    By Bertrand Goldberg
    Date:
    September 27, 1959
    Details:
    Presented by Bertrand Goldberg at the seminar on “Architectural Aspects of Edmonton Civic Centre Plan”
  • Marina City Lecture: Part Two

    Author:
    By Bertrand Goldberg
    Date:
    June 28, 1962
    Details:
    This is an amended version of an address presented at the Design Conference at Aspen, Colorado on "Environment" 1962.
  • The Critical Mass of Urbanism

    Author:
    By Bertrand Goldberg
    Date:
    April 11, 1987
    Details:
    Presented by Bertrand Goldberg at "The American Dream: Vision + Reality Humanities Conference" at the College of DuPage

Recently Posted Writings

  • Rich Is Right

    Author:
    By Bertrand Goldberg
    Date:
    March 4, 1986
    Details:
    Published in "Progress (Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago)

Publications & Articles

During Goldberg's life, only one major monograph was written; Michel Ragon’s Goldberg: Dans la ville, published in France in 1985. It has long been out of print and is made available here as a series of downloadable PDF files.

Two other books were released in 2011 in conjunction with exhibitions on his work, details of which will be posted here when they are available.

Other resources include both published and unpublished scholarly work on Bertrand Goldberg. Although Marina City was a critical success, Goldberg’s larger body of work has been highly regarded but largely not known to the broader public. His work was discussed in Klotz’ Conversations with Architects, and a full issue of A+U was dedicated to his work.

List of articles about Bertrand Goldberg

Recently Posted Publications

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