Triangle Modern Architecture documents the rich history and unique cultural significance of a region that is one of the most important on the national map of modern design. Over the last 75 years, the architecture in this area has grown to creatively combine innovation and technology with the area's history, culture, unique landscape, and built context. While the Triangle has seen a great increase in interest in Modern architecture, the understanding of this design and the reasons and history behind it, have not been shared in a clear and meaningful way. There has been an information gap between what is appreciated by architects and by the general public--until now.
- The Triangle region of North Carolina is a little-known hotbed of outstanding modern architecture with roots that trace back to the Bauhaus and has helped to shape the history of American modern architecture.
- With the famous Bauhaus School, one of the birthplaces of Modernism, celebrating 100 years since its founding, and the NC State School of Architecture nearing 75 years, this is a benchmark moment to analyze and appreciate the resulting body of exceptional architecture, which are a local and national cultural treasure.
- This is the only book that documents the outstanding architecture of the Triangle Region including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill within the period of 1948 to the present.
- Presenting sixteen architects from the mi-century and sixteen from those currently practicing, the reader is able to understand what the architects of these periods had in common, and how the design has evolved over 75 years. Elemental design principles are defined as one means to bridge this information gap.