American Modern: Architecture; Community; Columbus

American Modern: Architecture; Community; Columbus, Indiana

Matt Shaw, photographs by Iwan Baan

The definitive book on one of the foremost modernist cities and architecture destinations in the USA: Columbus, Indiana

The midwestern city of Columbus, Indiana, is more than a mecca of modern architecture; it is an example of how design can help foster a remarkable community. The dozens of buildings and projects by legendary architects – from mid-century titans such as Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei to contemporary practitioners Deborah Berke and IwamotoScott – remain integral to its urban fabric. This book explores Columbus’s optimistic program of bold new architecture and landscapes, initiated by the legendary industrialist J. Irwin Miller and local leaders, and the generations-long quest to develop the ideal American city through design excellence.

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