Modern Again ; California Revives Its Love Affair with Modernism and the Sleek American Home
Terry, Sara, The Christian Science Monitor
It was the dawn of the Space Age. A post-World-War-II era brimming with technological optimism, bursting with new ideas, racing to embrace the future. And it took form in an explosion of creativity, in art, furniture, design - and perhaps most noticeably, in architecture.
Forget about Cape Cod and mock-Tudor. From the late 1940s into the early 1960s, Modernist architecture came into its own in this country - all glass and steel, clean lines, open floor plans, organized simplicity. These homes opened the indoors out and welcomed the outdoors in.
It wasn't long, though, before the cultural fascination with the future began to wane amid the …
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