Reading List

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Kaelan Burkett

UMass Amherst

Modernism


  • Online

    Hippie Modernism

    Places Journal

    In the late 1960s, Bay Area design activists sought to blend the aspirations of progressive architecture with new environmental imperatives — a goal that’s more relevant than ever.

  • Online

    Seagram: Union of Building and Landscape

    Places Journal

    The evolution of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural philosophy, culminating in his design for the Seagram Building.

  • Online

    Swingsites for Singles

    Places Journal

    Today the singles apartment club is all but forgotten. But back in the ’60s the “swingsite” was a cultural force.

  • Online

    The Man Who Wrote Too Well

    Places Journal

    Reyner Banham was not only an extraordinary scholar but also a prodigiously productive journalist. Consider his remarkable analysis of a legendary crash-test dummy.

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