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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: Frederick Noyes on the Noyes House
September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 amFree
New Canaan Library and The Glass House are pleased to welcome architect Fred Noyes, speaking about the Noyes House (1954), his childhood home in New Canaan. The Noyes House was designed by his father Eliot Noyes and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Fred appears as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library, an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond, organized collaboratively by The Glass House and New Canaan Library.
The event will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register to attend at newcanaanlibrary.org. The program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.
In addition to the lecture, Fred Noyes will lead a tour of the Noyes House as part of a Glass House Study Tour on Monday, September 11. For more information, please visit theglasshouse.org/whats-on/
The unique composition of the Noyes house — two enclosures for public and private functions connected by an open air courtyard — remains highly provocative. Fred will analyze
the intent and design of the house in comparison to the Glass House (1949), designed by Philip Johnson.
Eliot Noyes was one of an informal network of Modern architects later known as the “Harvard Five” (Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, and Philip Johnson) who moved to New Canaan and established what would become a center of experimental Modern residential design. Noyes was also the first Director of Industrial Design at the Museum of Modern Art and an influential industrial designer.