Brooklyn Modern: Stories of Architecture and Design

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Brooklyn Modern is the first book to explore the connection between Brooklyn’s astounding rebirth and its emerging architecture. As the new cultural heart of New York, Brooklyn has recently attracted many young people interested in creating their own sense of space, as well as in renovating brownstones and townhouses. The results are homes that express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of many of Brooklyn’s bohemian residents. Cutting-edge new public buildings have also enhanced the area’s ...

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Overview

Brooklyn Modern is the first book to explore the connection between Brooklyn’s astounding rebirth and its emerging architecture. As the new cultural heart of New York, Brooklyn has recently attracted many young people interested in creating their own sense of space, as well as in renovating brownstones and townhouses. The results are homes that express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of many of Brooklyn’s bohemian residents. Cutting-edge new public buildings have also enhanced the area’s cachet.Working with spatial and financial restraints, architects in Brooklyn have demonstrated deft solutions to urban living everywhere. Likewise, the architects working in Brooklyn are no longer just local firms, but "star-chitects" such as Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, and David Adjaye, among others. Essays by two very popular bloggers, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Jonathan Butler of Brownstoner, give perspective on new ways of living as aesthetics and landscape change.

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"...helping to enlighten any Manhattanite or non-city dweller that Brooklyn and its residents are conscious and savvy about design." ~Loft Life Magazine

"These are not glossy magazine interiors; the photos underscore the spaces' unfussy vibe, while revealing the underdog pride that all Brooklynites feel..." ~ReadyMade Magazine

"...an exquisite book for lovers of interior design, modern style, and of course, the enchanting land known as Brooklyn." ~Joyhog.com

“This beautifully illustrated new volume, with photos by Yoko Inoue, pays tribute to the renaissance of modern renovations happening all over Brooklyn.” ~Dwell

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847830459
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Diana Lind was born and raised in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Architectural Record, Plenty, and many other publications. She edited Designing the Hamptons: Portraits of Interiors (Edizioni, 2006). Yoko Inoue is a photographer in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in Martha Stewart Living, I.D., Domino, and Readymade, among other publications. Robert Ivy is editor in chief of Architectural Record.

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