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Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Common

Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Common


Lowell, Waverly B.

Cl. San Francisco, 2009

Book ID: 64579

Architect William Wurster envisioned Greenwood Common as a development that combined an idealistic sense of community with a modernist aesthetic and an awareness of regional traditions. Utilizing the Berekeley Design Archives this book details the eight distinct homes designed between 1952 and 1957, by seven significant California architects, that harmonize effortlessly with each other and with their location. The Common's landscape, along with four gardens designed by Lawrence Halprin, captured what had become the mid-century ideal of indoor-outdoor living.

176 pp., b&w and color photos.