HARVARD FIVE IN NEW CANAAN: Midcentury Modern Houses, by William D. Earls - 2006


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The Harvard Five In New Canaan: Midcentury Modern Houses by Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes & others

by William D. Earls, AIA

Stated First Edition. Published by: WW Norton & Company, New York & London. 2006.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition, with a VERY GOOD+ DJ.
  • ISBN: 9780393731835
  • Black cloth covered boards feature a blind-tooled collection of signatures on the front, and silver ink title on spine.
  • Corners and spine ends are firm.
  • Minimal shelfwear can be found, limited to line of white residue near top corner of back board, and gentle wear at spine ends
  • Interior is free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Illustrated DJ is intact with vibrant photos and text.
  • DJ exhibits minimal shelfwear visible along edges, and light scuffing to images. Minimal bumping and/or scuffing to corners and spine ends.
  • CR20180927
173 pages.  10.25 x 10.25 inches.
New Canaan, CT is known for its landmark homes, a feature that began when the Harvard Five built houses in this small New England town. Who are the Harvard Five? An instructor and students who came from the first American architectural school employing the Bauhaus method. 
The book offers a visual tour of 36 homes built between 1947-1966. Glossy photos are paired with a layout and text description. Also included are Jean Ely's 1967 essay: New Canaan Modern: The Beginning 1947-1952, as well as readers' letters--all written as poems--sent in response to a related local news article in 1952. 

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