Glass House Presents: Midcentury Houses Today

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Join the authors, Cristina A. Ross and Jeffrey R. Matz of Midcentury Houses Today for a book talk that explores the expanded and updated edition of this 2014 classic, followed by a book signing.

Midcentury Houses Today focuses on the concentration of midcentury houses in New Canaan, Connecticut, built by noted architects, including Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, Philip Johnson, John Black Lee, and Edward Durell Stone. This new and updated edition of an out-of-print classic addresses the issue of preservation and adaptive reuse as a sustainable architectural strategy. A representative group of 17 houses reveals an evolving legacy, now adapting to contemporary life. Each is examined in detail, with plans, timelines, and archival and new photography, capturing the clean, minimalist look of the initial construction and re-imagining by significant architects of our time. 

Cristina A. Ross is an architect and preservationist based in New Canaan and a board member of Preservation Connecticut.

Jeffrey R. Matz is a practicing architect in Stamford, Connecticut.

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of live events that extends the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This talk is co-hosted by New Canaan Library and supported in part by the New Canaan Community Foundation.