Edward Durell Stone: Modernism’s Populist Architect
November 7, 2012
Mary Anne Hunting’s soon to be released book, Edward Durell Stone: Modernism’s Populist Architect, establishes Stone’s foremost legacy: giving form to the aspirations of the emerging consumer culture and reconciling Modernism with the dynamism of the age. Hunting looks at Stone’s wholly unique Modern aesthetic of “new romanticism”—a Modernism inclusive of decoration—and shows the crucial role it played in defining middle-class culture. Hunting’s assessment looks at the architect’s career from the Great Depression through the 1970s and will add to the body of scholarly work on Stone, which until recently was quite limited.
Architectural historian Mary Anne Hunting received her doctorate from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts and design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design.
W.W. Norton, the title’s publisher, is holding an advance book launch on November 7. Richard Guy Wilson, University of Virginia, and Kevin D. Murphy, CUNY Graduate Center, will introduce the book afterwhich Hunting will be signing copies.
Wednesday November 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle at 58th Street
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