Sunday Morning Modern

INTRODUCING COLOSSUS

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 6.28.29 AMModern Asheville has been working with North Carolina Modernist Houses for years in helping document our modern and mid-century homes here in the mountains, but who knew the extent of what they were up to? For years they have been working hard to collect the largest database on mid-century and modern architecture including period publications. Check out this recent article on it at Curbed online magazine then find yourself lost in the fascinating archives. Happy Sunday!Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 6.28.07 AM

“Open floor plans, intercoms, air conditioning, hi-fis in the home: we take these things for granted today, but back in the ‘50s, they were cutting edge. Architecture and design fans can now relive the kind of breathless coverage given to favored mid-century signifiers with Colossus, a massive online database putting decades worth of architectural periodicals and journals just a click away. Created and maintained by volunteers, the archive offers a treasure trove of articles detailing the growth and development of mid-century architecture, as well as numerous trends and the careers of designers throughout the 20th century.”

4 responses to “Sunday Morning Modern

  1. Thanks for the post!!

    George

  2. Gregg Polubinsky

    Modern Asheville Real Estate (Troy and Kelly) I read your blog almost every morning and look forward to it. I was reminded this morning how exceptional the effort you make in doing this is. I was also reminded that I don’t remember ever having told you so. Thank you for introducing Colossus to me.

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