John Gendall MDS '06 (Harvard Graduate School of Design)

John Gendall MDS '06 (Harvard Graduate School of Design) will speak about and sign his new book, Rocky Mountain Modern: Contemporary Alpine Homes, on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30pm at Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302


Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.

About the Book:
Rocky Mountain Modern presents the most inspiring modern residences set within the stunning landscapes of the Rockies. Perched on cliffsides or nestled into verdant valleys, with expansive picture windows framing breathtaking vistas and natural materials such as wood and stone interpreted in new ways, these striking homes reveal modern living at its best in the mountains.


Modern design has a deep connection to the region: in the 1940s, Aspen, a former mining town in the Colorado Rockies, became an unlikely bastion of modernism, hosting some of the world’s leading designers, including Herbert Bayer, Eero Saarinen, Buckminster Fuller, and Victor Lundy. Over the ensuing decades, a regional modernism developed that blended clean lines, open volumes, and glass walls with the natural features of the rocky landscape and a vernacular that had adapted to the extreme environmental conditions.


Rocky Mountain Modern celebrates this enduring tradition of modernism through the most remarkable residences in the region, designed by such architecture studios as

Selldorf Architects, Olson Kundig, and Allied Works in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, and other picturesque locales across the Rocky Mountains, from New Mexico to British Columbia.


John Gendall is a New York-based architectural journalist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Harvard Design Magazine. He teaches architectural writing at Pratt Institute, and he has taught urban studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design and architectural history at Parsons The New School for Design. He studied the history and theory of architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he earned a Masters in Design Studies with Distinction ('06). John grew up in the Rocky Mountain West, spending formative years in Alberta and Colorado.  


*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of Rocky Mountain Modern, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*COVID-19 measures: Admission to this event will be limited, and masks are encouraged for all attendees.

*After purchasing your tickets, send an email to if you're a Readers Guild member and you'd like to reserve a seat at this event. Seats must be reserved before 5pm on event day.

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