February 23, 2022
In the new book, ROWDY MEADOW: House – Land – Art, Peter Pennoyer presents a visionary house designed and decorated by Peter Pennoyer Architects in Hunting Valley, Ohio, that will ultimately be bequeathed to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Inspired by Czech Cubism – an ephemeral early twentieth century movement notable for its exploration of prismatic forms – it is a house of tremendous complexity ruled by a calm mastery of the language of this style.
In this installment of ICAA Book Club, Pennoyer offers an in-depth look at making of this ambitious house and property as he explores the complex relationships between its architecture, interior design, furnishings, and collections of decorative and contemporary art. Sharing four-season photography of the entire project, along with evocative architectural drawings, he addresses the challenges and rewards of designing a house that, room by room, engages with an extraordinary collection of twentieth-century furniture and decorative arts, and a significant contemporary art collection. He also shows how the house relates to the surrounding Reed Hilderbrand-designed sculpture park, which features works by Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, and others.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please visit: https://bookshop.org/a/2877/9780865653979
PETER PENNOYER, FAIA, is the founding partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, an award-winning, New York-based architecture and design firm recognized as a leader in new projects as well as historic preservation. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, a trustee of the Morgan Library & Museum, President of the Whiting Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; he has also served as chairman and board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He is co-author, with Anne Walker, of six books on twentieth-century American architects and the author of A House in the Country, written with his wife, interior decorator Katie Ridder.
ICAA Book Club Presenting Sponsor: Foster Reeve Architectural & Ornamental Plaster
Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
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