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Long Island Modernism 1930-1980

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An essential reference for architecture buffs, historians, and everyone who lives on or visits Long Island today, this unique resource—the first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architecture—is based on a survey conducted for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA). It highlights the work within Suffolk and Nassau counties of a roster ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published August 30th 2012)
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An amazing if scarcely comprehensive look at High Modernism as practiced on Long Island from the 1903s until 1980. The book is a trove of celebrity architects, such as Philip Johnson, Marcel Breur, Richard Neutra, and even Mies, along with their acolytes and followers. The focus is on residential architecture, although there are some offices, libraries, and shopping centers, as well.

Sadly, many of these mid-century properties have been badly altered over time, and many have been razed. Most of t
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