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  Exhibition of Small House Design Class


“I would be interested in conducting some student instruction in design partly related to what may be termed ‘shelter and furnishings.’ I would be anxious that this instruction be in the nature of training in thinking with respect to forms and requirements of the setting for living and working. In other words, design should relate to reality; the reality of the life for today; the houses for improved living, improved community planning; and a richer life which presupposes the philosophy of surroundings that are attractive, sanitary and efficient.” A. Lawrence Kocher to Theodore Dreier, 17 July 1940, Theodore Dreier Papers, North Carolina State Archive.

Photographer: Claude Stoller. Model and Plan, Black Mountain College Papers, North Carolina State Archive; Exhibition, Courtesy Claude Stoller.

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