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The Harvard Five in New Canaan: Mid-Century Modern Houses by Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes

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A virtual tour of thirty-five landmark houses, 1947-1966, built in a quiet New England community.

Since the fifties, the Harvard Five has been the catchphrase for the five architects featured in this book, who all built houses for themselves and for clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. Other architects, well known (Frank Lloyd Wright, for example) and not so well known, also contributed significant modern houses that elicited strong reactions from nearly everyone who saw them and are still astonishing today. An introductory essay by Jean Ely, New Canaan Modern (reprinted by permission of the New Canaan Historical Society), recounts the history of the area and how New Canaan came to be the locus of the modern movement's experimentation in materials, construction methods, space, and form. The book is done as a house tour in chronological order, with photographs and floor plans.

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Between 1947 and 1966, a group of architects known as "the Harvard Five" designed houses for themselves and their clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. Featuring historical and contemporary photographs, this volume showcases these landmark homes--many of which have since been demolished--and describes how this conservative community became a center for experiments in modern residential design. Earls is an architect who works in New Canaan. Oversize: 10x10". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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[O]f interest to anyone with a love of mid-century modern houses and their architects.[S]o satisfying'.With well-rendered black-and-white plans, the reader can walk through each of the homes.

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Since the fifties, "the Harvard Five" has been the catchphrase for the five architects featured in this book, who all built houses for themselves and for clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. Other architects, well known (Frank Lloyd Wright, for example) and not so well known, also contributed significant modern houses that elicited strong reactions from nearly everyone who saw them and are still astonishing today. An introductory essay by Jean Ely, "New Canaan Modern" (reprinted by permission of the New Canaan Historical Society), recounts the history of the area and how New Canaan came to be the locus of the modern movement's experimentation in materials, construction methods, space, and form. The book is done as a "house tour" in chronological order, with photographs and floor plans.

About the Author

William D. Earls, A.I.A. received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut, a bachelor of architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. A registered architect who primarily designs custom residences, he has also worked on corporate, commercial, municipal, and religious buildings in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. He lives in Wilton and works in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393731835
Author:
Earls, William D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- Connecticut.
Subject:
Architecture - Connecticut - New Canaan -
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color, 50 black and white illustratio
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.3 x 10.4 x 0.7 in 2.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , [O]f interest to anyone with a love of mid-century modern houses and their architects.[S]o satisfying'.With well-rendered black-and-white plans, the reader can walk through each of the homes.
"Synopsis" by , Since the fifties, "the Harvard Five" has been the catchphrase for the five architects featured in this book, who all built houses for themselves and for clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. Other architects, well known (Frank Lloyd Wright, for example) and not so well known, also contributed significant modern houses that elicited strong reactions from nearly everyone who saw them and are still astonishing today. An introductory essay by Jean Ely, "New Canaan Modern" (reprinted by permission of the New Canaan Historical Society), recounts the history of the area and how New Canaan came to be the locus of the modern movement's experimentation in materials, construction methods, space, and form. The book is done as a "house tour" in chronological order, with photographs and floor plans.
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