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ELY JACQUES KAHN - A NEW YORK ARCHITECT STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
WEDNESDAY, FEB 12 2020, 07:00 PM
Ely Jacques Kahn - an architect standing the test of time, documentary, AT 2019, 45min, English
Starting around 1920 with buildings of classical restraint, Ely Jacques Kahn was a master of the fashionable Beaux-Arts style setback structures of the late Twenties. Playing a significant role in the advent of American modernism and International Style, he designed more than 50 significant edifices in Manhattan, including such landmarks as 2 Park Avenue, the Film Center Building, the Squibb Building and 120 Wall Street. The film by Ingrid Bertel and Nikolai Dörler retraces Ely Jacques Kahn's unique journey from his family roots in Austria to his studies at the Columbia University, School of Architecture in Manhattan and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and finally to his accomplishments in New York City, which remain stunning to this day.
Michael Haider, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Susan Shimer-Rosenthal, American Friends of the Jewish Museum in Hohenems
Ely Jacques Kahn III, grandson of Ely Jacques Kahn
Hanno Loewy, Director of the Jewish Museum in Hohenems
Music by Marcus Nigsch, composer of the film's soundtrack. His composition "Modus Mathematicus" will be performed by musicians of the New York Opera Society.
The film production and this event are generously supported by Ely Jacques Kahn III and Lesley Silvester, American Friends of the Jewish Museum Hohenems, State of Vorarlberg, City of Hohenems, The Republic of Austria, Future Fund of the Republic of Austria, and National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism.
Image Credit: Jewish Museum Hohenems