Rocky Mountain Modern: Contemporary Alpine Homes

Rocky Mountain Modern: Contemporary Alpine Homes

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Rocky Mountain Modern presents the most inspiring modern residences set within the stunning landscapes of the Rockies.

Perched on cliffsides or nestled into verdant valleys, with expansive picture windows framing breathtaking vistas and natural materials such as wood and stone interpreted in new ways, these striking homes reveal modern living at its best in the mountains. Indeed, modern design has a deep connection to the region: in 1945, Aspen, a former mining town in the Colorado Rockies, became an unlikely bastion of modernism, hosting some of the world’s leading designers, including Herbert Bayer, Eero Saarinen, Buckminster Fuller, and Victor Lundy.

Over the ensuing decades, a regional modernism developed that blended the International Style’s clean lines, open volumes, and curtain walls, and Wrightian organicism that incorporated the natural features of the rocky landscape with a vernacular that had adapted to the extreme environmental conditions.

Rocky Mountain Modern celebrates this enduring tradition of modernism through the most remarkable residences in the region, designed by such architecture studios as Selldorf Architects, Olson Kundig, and Allied Works in Aspen, Vail, Sundance, Sun Valley, Telluride, Jackson, and other picturesque locales across the Rocky Mountains.

By John Gendall
The Monacelli Press, 2022
Hardcover, 224 pages
8.25 x 1 x 10.4 inches

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