Archinect - News 2014-09-22T02:31:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/44532125/the-last-pedestrians-albert-kahn-edsel-ford-diego-rivera The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera Places Journal 2012-04-10T17:12:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T18:37:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8e9oemtouwkie73p.jpg" width="514" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The story of the automobile &mdash; like the story of the city of Detroit &mdash; is a tale of unwitting eternal returns. At every turn the inventors of modern life &mdash; of its machines, its aspirations &mdash; seemed unable or unwilling to grasp the meaning of what they were in the process of creating and unleashing, and what they were thus undoing and destroying.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, historian Jerry Herron traces the intersecting lives of architect Albert Kahn, industrialist Edsel Ford, and artist Diego Rivera&nbsp;and examines their roles in shaping the mythology of Detroit as an industrial powerhouse.</p>