MOD, ISSUE 2, 2017

Issue 2 – 2017

Welcome to issue 2 of Mōd, DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State’s occasional publication. Mōd reflects the increasing awareness and appreciation of Modern architecture’s heritage—its cultural value, social significance and economic viability. Our goal is to put the movement’s buildings, history, proponents and ideals in a fresh perspective, especially as they relate to issues in our region.

About our title. Mod is shorthand for modern, which is what we’re all about. Mode is more than a style, it’s a manner or method of doing something, which is how we see the Modern Movement. Hence the diacritical mark that points both ways.

Front Matter
ARTICLES: (all articles in PDF)
International Style Turn: Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum goes bold in 1934
— Michael J. Crosbie
Moving Modernism: Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Hall
— Meredith Arms Bzdak
Ezra Stoller/Flights — Photographs
— Selected by Erica Stoller and John Morris Dixon
Architecture for the New Left: Benjamin Thompson Associates’ Kirkland College
— Kimbro Frutiger
Grids of Connecticut — Photographs
— Bob Gregson
Intrigue and Marble: Empire State Plaza, 1961–1976
— Carol Herselle Krinsky
Jerome Perlstein: An industrious Modernist in Queens
— Frampton Tolbert

Lost & Found
Modern Library
— Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, reviewed by Marissa Marvelli
— CLOG: World Trade Center, reviewed by John Morris Dixon
— Andrew Geller: Deconstructed, reviewed by Christopher Rawlins
— Midcentury Houses Today, reviewed by Tim Butler
— Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture, reviewed by John Morris Dixon

Notes on Contributors

Print copies of Mōd are available.  Get yours by making a $15 donation to DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State. (We’ll mail to your billing address. If alternate address is needed for shipping drop us a note via email,