New England isn’t all quaint clapboard colonials, red barns and Shaker villages.
In fact, some stunning architectural masterworks by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Richard Meier, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, and Walter Gropius dot the bucolic landscape.
Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House in Connecticut is just one of New England’s modernist masterpieces
Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut (above) is perhaps the most famous example, but modernist masterpieces are located throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont as well.
Many of them, dating from the early 20th century through the 1960s, are featured in a cool new volume by Alexander Gorlin with photographs by Geoffrey Gross:
Well worth checking out both in book form and in person.
Hint: good idea for a driving tour….
- Posted August 16, 2011
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- Geoffrey Gross / Courtesy of Rizzoli