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The Harvard Five in New Canaan: Midcentury Modern Houses by Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes, and Others

William D. Earls

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ISBN 10: 0393731839 / ISBN 13: 9780393731835
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2006
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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As New first printing copy in equal dustwrapper. Full number line. Unread, completely clean copy. Between 1947 and 1966, architects Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes - known as the Harvard Five - designed houses for themselves and their clients in the quiet community of New Canaan, CT. Bookseller Inventory # 000424

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Title: The Harvard Five in New Canaan: Midcentury ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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A virtual tour of thirty-five landmark houses, 1947-1966, built in a quiet New England community.

Since the fifties, "the Harvard Five" has been the catchphrase for the five architects featured in this book, who all built houses for themselves and for clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. Other architects, well known (Frank Lloyd Wright, for example) and not so well known, also contributed significant modern houses that elicited strong reactions from nearly everyone who saw them and are still astonishing today. An introductory essay by Jean Ely, "New Canaan Modern" (reprinted by permission of the New Canaan Historical Society), recounts the history of the area and how New Canaan came to be the locus of the modern movement's experimentation in materials, construction methods, space, and form. The book is done as a "house tour" in chronological order, with photographs and floor plans.

50 color, 50 black & white illustrations

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William D. Earls, A.I.A. received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut, a bachelor of architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. A registered architect who primarily designs custom residences, he has also worked on corporate, commercial, municipal, and religious buildings in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. He lives in Wilton and works in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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