This week in history gave us so many modernists.
I don't know what it is about the second half of the month of May, but so many of my favorite modern minds- Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, George Nakashima, Marcel Breuer, and Walter Gropius- were all born during the last week or so. To celebrate these design Geminis (well, Gropius was technically a Taurus), here is a look at some of my favorite May icon-related posts.
Walter Gropius (May 18, 1883)
the house that gropius built.
Marcel Breuer (May 21, 1902)
Alexander Girard (May 24, 1907)
10 things: ALEXANDER GIRARD
Florence Knoll (May 24, 1917)
"don't call me a decorator" Florence Knoll turns 100!
As always, thanks for reading. Check back next week for something new and Breuer-related.
Image at top:
Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Part of the living room and a recessed area that the family called the "conversation pit" at the Miller House. Columbus, Indiana. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, 2016631833.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.