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San Francisco, California 94104

Co-sponsored by William Stout Architectural Books
Living Modern:
A Biography of Greenwood Common
With Waverly B. Lowell

Hosted by architect Pierluigi Serraino
Architect William Wurster envisioned Greenwood Common as a development that combined an idealistic sense of community with a modernist aesthetic and an awareness of regional traditions. Utilizing the Berkeley Design Archives this book details the eight distinct homes designed between 1952 and 1957, by seven significant California architects, that harmonize effortlessly with each other and with their location. The Common’s landscape, along with four gardens designed by Lawrence Halprin, it captured what had become the mid-century ideal of indoor-outdoor living.
Waverly B. Lowell is Curator of the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley. An archivist and historian, she is author of Architectural Records: Managing Design & Construction Records (2006), and an editor of Design on the Edge: 100 Years of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley (2009).

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