All Posts in Category: Jane Thompson

Heroic Brutalism and the Lincoln House and Studio

In 2015 I attended a talk given by a couple of the authors of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston, which had just been published. The insight of the authors was so keen and their presentation so impressive that I naturally purchased a copy at the event. It is truly a hefty tome, more…

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Remembering Design Research

Remembering Design Research  With legendary D/R co-owner Jane Thompson and Marimekko historian  Susan Ward   Sunday April 26th 3-6 pm Bemis Hall, Lincoln Mass.       Tickets $27 (tax-deductible)   D/R, the iconic Harvard Square  modern design store (1953 – 1979) has been called “the most influential force in 20th-century America in creating an awareness and appreciation for modern…

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Ben Thompson, Jane Thompson, and Design Research

  Ben Thompson in front of his house on Moon Hill Road. Photograph by Phillip A. Harrington used by permission.   Ben Thompson was one of the key partners of The Architects Collaborative and one of the founding residents of the Six Moon Hill neighborhood here in Lexington. Then he went on to become a “shaper…

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