Cape Cod modern :midcentury architecture and community on the Outer Cape /Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani ; foreword by Kenneth Frampton ; new photographs by Raimund Koch ; new drawings by Thomas Dalmas.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-314853

Description

271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm, In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now.The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in the woods and on the dunes; by the 1970s, there were about 100 modern houses of interest here.

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Descriptive Terms

Cape Cod houses
Modern movement (Architecture)
Architecture and society History 20th century.
Haus.
Architektur.
Architecture and society.
Cape Cod houses.
Intellectual life.
Intellectual life 20th century.

Originator

McMahon, Peter, 1957- author.
Cipriani, Christine, author.
Frampton, Kenneth, writer of foreword.
Koch, Raimund, photographer.

Contents

Architecture on the edge : four hundred years of building for the moment -- The Brahmin bohemians : "A very nice shack" -- Community and privacy : the Europeans -- Late Modernism on Cape Cod.

Description

271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now.The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in the woods and on the dunes; by the 1970s, there were about 100 modern houses of interest here.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Historic New England Book Prize Winner, 2015.

ISBN

9781935202165 (hardback)
1935202162 (hardback)

Call Number

Stacks NA7235.M42 C3746 2014
Book Prize NA7235.M42 C3746 2014

Places

Massachusetts Cape Cod.
Massachusetts Cape Cod
Cape Cod (Mass.)
Cape Cod Bay.
Massachusetts