Tuesday, September 13, 2011

haystack mountain school of craft in maine

now: 2011
then: 1969
haystack mountain school of crafts is located on the coast in deer isle, maine and offers summer workshops in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. after looking at many pictures of haystack i cannot get over the architecture of the buildings that have withstood the test of time. i think the campus looks just as modern now as it did in 1969 when the american architect, edward larabee barnes's vision came to fruition. in 1994 edward larabee barnes (1915-2004) was recognized by the american institute of architects with the presentation of the organization's twenty-five year award. it is one of only forty-one buildings in the country to achieve this distinction. to read more about the architecture of the haystack mountain school of craft check this book out: vision & legacy:celebrating the architecture of haystack.

"i’ve always been drawn to making things as simple as possible if you can do that without making them inhuman or dull or oppressive."
~ edward larrabee barnes, architect, 1989
speaking of haystack during an interview for architecture magazine.
photo sources:
image 4: rachel beckman

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