Long Island Modern at LongHouse

Our unique series discussing modernism and the compelling, rich history of modern design on the East End.

Long Island Modern at LongHouse:
Pierre Chareau and Post-War Modernism

Sunday, October 1 | 3:00–5:00PM

The second in our series Long Island Modern at LongHouse, discussing Pierre Chareau and Post-War Modernism on Long Island in conversation with Bob Rubin & Alastair Gordon, Introduction by Lee Skolnick.

Photo: Maison de Verre (1931), Paris (left), Robert Motherwell Quonset House (1946), East Hampton (right), by Pierre Chareau. Courtesy of Alastair Gordon.

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Long Island Modern at LongHouse:
The Second Wave (1964-1980)

Sunday, October 22 | 3:00–5:00PM

The third event in the Long Island Modern at LongHouse series will look at the 2nd wave of post-war modernism on the east end and the innovative, neo-Corbusian works of Charles Gwathmey, Richard Meier, Barbara & Julian Neski, and others, ending with the work of Norman Jaffe, his untimely death in 1993, and the rise of a reactionary period of neo-traditional architecture on the east end. Alastair Gordon will moderate. Speakers TBA.

Photo: Gorman House in Amagansett, by Julian and Barbara Neski. Courtesy of Alastair Gordon.

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Long Island Modern at LongHouse:
Post-9/11 Modern (2001 to 2023)

Sunday, November 5 | 3:00–5:00PM

The fourth in our series looks at the present-day legacy of the modern movement, beginning with a turn against faux historicism in the early 2000s, and a return to the geometric clarity of post-war modernism, including east-end projects by Barnes Coy architects, Skolnick Architecture + Design, Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, and others, up to the most recent forms of a mannerist modernism that's becoming mainstream on eastern Long Island, perhaps ending with the controversial Blue Dream house by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in East Hampton (*tied in with the Endless House which was first created by Frederick Kiesler in Springs 1954]. Alastair Gordon will moderate. Panelists include Chris Coy and Lee Skolnick. Other guests TBA.

Photo: The Wall, Amagansett, by Barnes Coy Architects.

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This series is generously sponsored by Barnes Coy Architects,
celebrating their 30th anniversary.

Moderators and Special Guests

Lee H. Skolnick

Founding Principal and Lead Designer of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership 

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is an internationally renowned design firm that integrates architecture, exhibition and communication design, and education. Breaking down the barriers between disciplines, Mr. Skolnick has created an extraordinary firm where designers and educators work in close collaboration. Living in Sag Harbor since 1978, Lee has designed numerous residences on the East End, as well as projects for The East Hampton Library, The Children’s Museum of the East End, Guild Hall, LongHouse Reserve, and most recently, The Church. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Long Island AIA and was the recipient of the 2022 HC&G Innovator Award. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Museum Studies Programme at the University of Leicester and is co-author of the book, “What is Exhibition Design?”.

Alastair Gordon

Author, Journalist, Publisher, Artist

For over 20 years, Alastair wrote on architecture and environment for the New York Times and in 2008 became Contributing Editor on design for WSJ Magazine, launching the popular “Wall-to-Wall” design blog. In 2016, he started the critical writing program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design “Poetics of Place”. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and was recently cited for “Excellence in Criticism” by the American Institute of Architects. His articles have appeared in many prominent publications including Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Architectural Record, and Dwell. He has also published more than 28 books including Naked Airport; Spaced Out; Theater of Shopping; Arquitectonica: Lessons from the Sun; Beach Houses: Andrew Geller; Wandering Forms; and Unfolded: How Architecture Saved my Life

Lun Li & Risa Hokamura
Violin Duo Recital

Thursday, September 14 | 6:00–7:30PM

Program to include works by Bach, Mozart, Ysaye, and Schnittke. Concert is generously sponsored by Alfred and Jane Ross.

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