Cameron Village Library To Host “Mayberry Modernism”

Triangle Modernist Houses’ George Smart will discuss NC’s modernist legacy.

George Smart

George Smart, founder/director, Triangle Modernist Houses

 

March 10, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) — George Smart, founder and director of the award-winning non-profit Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), will present his signature talk “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy” at the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh on Thursday, March 31, from 7-9 p.m.

 

“Most people, even architects, are surprised that the Triangle has the third largest number of Modernist houses in America,” Smart said. “Mayberry Modernism discusses why we have so many and shares photographs of over 50 eye-popping houses from past and the present.”

 

Smart’s presentation showcases the state’s surprisingly large collection of Modernist residences from the 1950s through today, particularly those in the Triangle region. Many of these houses are in great shape, but some are endangered and many have been destroyed.

Smart’s discovery of the Triangle’s large number of “livable works of art” led to the creation of a non-profit, Triangle Modernist Houses.com, in 2007. Today, the TMH website is the largest single archive of Modernist residential architecture in the nation.

 

Smart is a passionate advocate for Modernist architecture. He continues to facilitate the public’s discovery of the state’s architectural legacy through TMH’s extensive website, public house tours, architecture trips outside the region, dinners with residential architects, and many other events. TMH also actively preserves existing Modernist houses by maintaining the state’s largest list of Modernist properties for sale.

 

“Mayberry Modernism” is free and open to the public. Cameron Village Regional Library is located in the Cameron Village Shopping Center at 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. For more information, please call 856-6703 or email Patti.Huopana@wakegov.com.

 

For more information on George Smart and TMH, visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.com.

 

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