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February 2011

  • Modern Capital Does Palm Springs

    The Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra.
    Been running around Palm Springs trying to take in all the architecture. So much to see and so little time. I did take a three-hour bus tour yesterday. We were honored to have Donald Wexler on the tour with us. (More to come on Wexler’s Read More >

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    February 23, 2011

  • Daniel Donnelly Vintage Modern Auction – March 12

    More than a quarter century ago, Daniel Donnelly was a modern trailblazer here in D.C. selling vintage modern designs. He then added repair and reupholstery services and then branched into his own custom furniture designs. Now Daniel is paying homage to his business’s beginnings and helping showcase his years of modernist Read More >

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    February 20, 2011

  • Post Highlights the Goodman House; Open Sunday 2/20

    A 1954 photo by Robert Lautman of Charles Goodman’s modernist addition in Alexandria. Courtesy of the National Building Museum.
    The Washington Post is highlighting the Goodman House, which has now been on the market for four months. It is still listed at $1.249 and is open again this Sunday from 1 Read More >

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    February 18, 2011

  • The Modern Architecture of the World’s Fairs

    I just went back for my second tour of the National Building Museum’s Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s. The exhibit is a first-of-its-kind highlighting the impact the fairs had on introducing modernism to the country. The exhibit is packed with photos, objects and information. I think multiple Read More >

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    February 16, 2011

  • Modern Capital Heading to the Mid-Century Modern Mecca

    The 1963 Tramway station In Palm Springs by Clark, Frey and Chambers.
    (Courtesy of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway)
    If you have been reading this site for some time you know I hate the winter and the cold. My wife and I are finally heading to Palm Springs this year to Read More >

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    February 7, 2011

  • Charles Goodman: Hollin Hills In His Own Words

    I came across an interesting piece about Hollin Hills from 1983. Written by then-Washington Post architecture critic Benjamin Forgey, it looks at the groundbreaking community by builder Robert Davenport and architect Charles Goodman before mid-century modernism was cool again. As part of the piece marking the neighborhood’s 30th anniversary, Forgey Read More >

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    February 5, 2011