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Contemporary Follies showcases outstanding examples of contemporary design that address our place in nature, emerging from the Enlightenment spirit of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson, the English picturesque folly, and the forest retreats of the Scandinavian modernists. Fifty projects are featured, including work by internationally recognized firms such as Arata Isozaki & Associates, Heatherwick Studios, Patkau Architects, Steven Ehrlich Architects, TEN Arquitectos as well as innovative young studios in the United States and abroad.

An engaging introduction by noted architectural and social historian Witold Rybczynski traces the history of the folly and its role as a place apart that offers solace and pleasure.

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KEITH MOSKOW and ROBERT LINN are principals of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, a firm committed to sustainable, environmentally sensitive design using the forms and materials of New England architecture. Within a general practice, the firm is particularly known for small-scale interventions within the urban fabric intended to improve the quality of city life. Recent designs include Zip Car Dispenser, based on the famous Pez candy dispenser, and River Genie, a barge to collect waterborne garbage, both of which were premiated by the AIA. Moskow and Linn are the authors of two books on contemporary residential architecture on Martha's Vineyard, where they have completed multiple commissions, and of Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

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Moskow, Keith
Monacelli Press
Rybczynski, Witold
Linn, Robert
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