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Cape cod modern mid century architecture and community on the outer cape an in depth exploration of the capes important and little known modern architecture cape cod modern is co authored by peter mcmahon and christine cipriani with new photography drawings and many never before published archival images read about the book. Cape cod modern has a great architectural story to tell and the existence of the little known and important modern architecture on the outer cape has been a revelation it is a fascinating and well written book with beautiful photographs that tell the story of some of the greats of modernism experimenting with summer homes for themselves and their friends from the 1940s onwards. The authors describe the confluence of a remote cape cod setting before the vistas were blocked by pitch pine the silver spoon brahmin bohemians with their reverence for local building tradition and the expatriate bauhaus exemplars that produced a hothouse of modern architecture specimens on cape cod between the 1920s and just into the 1970s. From the summer bauhaus on the capes modern designers enjoyed a lifestyle based on communion with nature solitary creativity and shared festivityin the summer of 1937 walter gropius founder of the bauhaus and a professor at harvards new graduate school of design rented a house on planting island near the base of cape cod