Ok, this one isn't technically "midcentury," but if it wasn't for the Lovell Beach House, the MCM we know and love might look a little different. So it's more of a MOD Monday today on claass HAUS.
The 1893 Chicago Colombian Exposition might be the most famous World's Fair, notable for its architecture ("The White City"), the Ferris wheel, zippers, and an infamous assassination. But while the Beaux Arts architecture of "The White City" nodded to the great classical settlements of history, Chicago's 1933 World's Fair, A Century of Progress, looked to a future unencumbered by the past and defined by technological innovation, scientific discovery, and modern design.
Today on claass HAUS, we take a look at the Century of Progress Homes, located in Beverly Shores, Indiana.
Irving Gill may not be a household name, but the California (by way of Chicago) architect is one of the most important pioneers of modern architecture. On par with his better-known European contemporaries- Mies, Corbusier, and Gropius- Gill developed a formal architectural vocabulary that would not only predict the celebrated California Modernism of the 1950s and 1960s but remains indispensable to the historical development of the Modernist movement.
The uncompromisingly innovative Verner Panton on today's midMOD monday.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.