Book: Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975

Chicago Houses 1929-1975
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Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming book Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975, by Susan S. Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino, published by The Monacelli Press. Expected in August 2020. 

Use code MODERN20 to receive 20% off pre-orders of the book through the Monacelli website.

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–75, co-authored by Susan S. Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino, is the first survey of the classic twentieth-century houses that defined American Midwestern modernism.

The authors survey dozens of influential houses by architects whose contributions are ripe for reappraisal, such as Paul Schweikher and Winston Elting, Harry Weese, Keck & Keck, and William Pereira. As part of the Docomomo US Chicago Symposium, we planned to incorporate a number of these homes into special tours. However, due to the Symposium’s postponement, we are now bringing the homes to you! Offered for the first time here is a excerpt of four selected homes that we hope will expand your understanding of modern in the middle.  

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975published by The Monacelli Press, is expected in August 2020.

Read two excerpts from the book published
on the Docomomo US website:

Lucile Gottschalk and Aaron Heimbach House by Michelangelo Sabatino

Irma Kuppenheimer and Bertram J. Cahn House by Susan S. Benjamin