Waverly Lowell on Greenwood Common

By Aaron Britt / Published by Dwell
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Last week I posted about three new books from William Stout Publishers, one of which is Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Commons by Waverly B. Lowell.

Lowell, who is also the curator of the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley, gave a lecture at the Mechanic's Institute Library  during which she told the story of this still-standing enclave of eight modern houses by some of Northern California's great mid-century designers like Lawrence Halprin, Donald Olsen and Henry Hill. We had a chance to chat afterward about what makes Greenwood Common so rare, the merits of biomorphic people, and what Lowell is working on next.

Aaron Britt

@aaronbritt

Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.

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