Since 1958 the work of Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates (VSBA) has shaped architectural practice in the US, based on a philosophy of social planning, contextual design, and environmental responsibility. Long-term VSBA collaborator, Marion Boulton Stroud, formally established the Acadia Summer Arts Project in Maine in 1993; an invite-only resident fellowship for artists. Stroud invited VSBA to design and construct the residential space; the architects took as inspiration Maine’s indigenous architecture, such as shingle houses and lobster shacks. This book celebrates the collaboration, from the space’s concept and landscaping to its buildings, with the lively interiors and playful decorative elements that distinguish VSBA designs.
125 pages, color ills / 17,5 x 23,5 / English