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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA

April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


As part of the “Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library” series, the Library and The Glass House welcome architecture critic Sam Lubell and architectural photographer Darren Bradley for a conversation about their recently published book, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA (2018).The event will be held in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Lubell and Bradley traveled up and down the east coast — from the Canadian border to the southern tip of Florida — to create a compendium to the best Modernist buildings and hidden gems built by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century. The guide includes work by the leading architects of the time, including Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, and Richard Meier, and features familiar and unfamiliar architectural destinations, from the beach houses of Fire Island in New York to private homes in Connecticut and Sarasota, Florida.

Sam Lubell is a writer and curator based in New York. He has written several books about architecture for Phaidon, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Monacelli Press. He is a contributing editor at The Architect’s Newspaper and writes for The New York Times, Wallpaper, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and other publications.

Darren Bradley is an internationally recognized architectural photographer based in San Diego. His work has appeared in numerous books and magazines. His popular Instagram account @modarchitecture has over 95,000 followers.


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