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Charles Frankel House

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1952, Edward Durell Stone. 2020 Spotswood Rd.

In the 1930s Stone explored the International Style idiom, producing a series of landmark designs, such as the original building of the Museum of Modern Art (1939), New York. In the 1950s he rediscovered the power of ornament with his pierced block walls and columns. This house, with its flat roof, large areas of glazing, and open plan, is very much in the International Style, but the brick screen predicts the coming return to ornament.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Charles Frankel House", [Stanardsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 165-165.

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