Glass House Presents

Midcentury Houses Today

Please note: this free event is hosted at New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT. Register on the Library’s website.

Join the authors of Midcentury Houses Today for a book talk that explores the expanded and updated edition of this 2014 classic, followed by a book signing.

Midcentury Houses Today focuses on the concentration of houses in New Canaan, Connecticut, built by noted architects, including Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, Philip Johnson, John Black Lee, and Edward Durell Stone. This new and updated edition of an out-of-print classic addresses the issue of preservation and adaptive reuse as a sustainable architectural strategy. A representative group of 17 houses reveals an evolving legacy, now adapting to contemporary life. Each is examined in detail, with plans, timelines, and archival and new photography, capturing the clean, minimalist look of the initial construction and re-imagining by significant architects of our time.

Susan Guerrero is a veteran reporter and editor who worked for many years at The New York Times.
Jeffrey R. Matz is a practicing architect in Stamford, Connecticut.
Cristina A. Ross is an architect and preservationist based in New Canaan and a board member of Preservation Connecticut.