Looking back at the best posts of the year.
I'll admit it- my output this year was a little weak (blame a surprise relocation), but somehow, I managed to scrape together a few decent posts over the last 12 months. Let's take a look at your five favorites.
5. an orlando brute
I really enjoy writing about the work of John Johansen- his buildings always seem to buzz with energy, and this behemoth of a library in (surprise!) Orlando, Florida, is no exception. If you can't get to Orlando to see what might just be one of Johansen's best concrete creations, it might be worth reading this post.
4. 10 things: mary lund davis
Mary Lund Davis, the Washington (by way of California) architect, is a fascinating figure, and EVERYONE should know her name. But until someone writes the book she so deserves- well, there's this post.
3. christ church lutheran
Though Eero Saarinen gets most of the mainstream glory, I might argue that the elder Saarinen did more for American modernism than his Instagram-worshiped son. Even if you don't agree though, it's hard to argue that Eliel Saarinen's design for Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis isn't a modernist masterpiece.
2. bauhaus in the mountains
I spent a lot of time this year planning a panel discussion on North Carolina's short-lived educational experiment, Black Mountain College. It's an incredible story with an incredible cast, and with all of the Bauhaus 100 festivities taking place over the last several months, interest in America's own Bauhaus just seems to grow.
1. 10 things: bruce goff
This was the year I wanted to hear less about Frank Lloyd Wright and much, much more about the creative minds that floated in and out of his orbit. Bruce Goff is one of those minds. Read all about "Goffitecture" in the most viewed post of 2019.
Well, that does it for me for this year. 2019 has been full of architectural adventures (Palm Springs, New Canaan, Lakeland, Florida, just to name a few), and I look forward to many more weird and wonderful buildings to come. As always, thank you for taking the time to read these silly posts or commenting on Instagram, it really does mean so much to this architecture nerd.
Wishing you all the best.
See you in 2020.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.