The National Building Museum will be holding major retrospectives on two of the most influential modern designers and architects of the 20th century: Marcel Breuer and Eero Saarinen. The exhibit on Breuer starts Nov. 3, while the show on Saarinen begins May 3, 2008. The museum will also hold a major exhibit examining the World’s Fairs of the 1930s. The effort, which is scheduled for the summer of 2009, will “convey how six distinct fairs were constructed to represent ideas about the future through a shared modernist aesthetic.” I’m glad I work only a few blocks away.
Month: October 2007
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Today’s Examiner real estate section has a feature on Hollin Hills. Entitled “Not your father’s Virginia,” the piece does a good job describing the community by Charles Goodman and Robert Davenport. Author Katie Wilmeth curiously does not even mention the term mid-century modern and says the community is “so unique” that the homeowners are working to have the neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). No mention in the story that Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods, Hammond Woods in Silver Spring and five homes in Takoma Park are already listed on the NRHP.