This year Modern Richmond, a non-profit with a mission to promote, educate and celebrate modernism in Richmond, celebrates 10 years of tours of modern homes and businesses in the city and surrounding counties with the publication of their first book, not only documenting over half these tours, but also celebrating Modernism in Richmond.
The Modern Richmond book honors modern architecture and design in Richmond starting with the Modern Masters that have left their mark on our city such as George J. Hoppe, Jr., Richard Neutra, Philip Johnson, Frederick "Bud" Hyland and several others.
Modern Richmond Board Members, Helen Reed, Andrea Levine, and Trey Tyler spearheaded the book project over 2 years ago. They worked with Angeline Robertson of Scout Design on the design, layout and production. The book is being printed in Richmond by Worth Higgins & Associates.
This beautiful book features architectural photography by several of Richmond's best photographers including Ansel Olson, Kent Eanes, Chris Cunningham, and Kip Dawkins. Essay contributors include Kim Chen, Mimi Sadler and Edwin Slipek, in addition to a few of Richmond's Architects that specialize in Modern Architecture and Design.
The book launches April 9th with a celebration at Try-me and Page Bond Gallery. Tickets are $50/person and are available here.
Modern Richmond board members Helen Reed and Trey Tyler visited CBS 6 to talk about the book for a segment of Virginia This Morning.