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GEORGE NAKASHIMA HOUSE, STUDIO, AND WORKSHOP

GEORGE NAKASHIMA HOUSE, STUDIO, AND WORKSHOP
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
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BACKGROUND

Combining international styles and modern influences with Japanese craft traditions, George Nakashima's work was a significant force in the American craft movement of the mid-twentieth century. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

While still intact, the historic architecture faces several challenges for preservation and maintenance. The site is in need of an integrated conservation management plan, which would include the training of craftsmen in the original techniques and use of materials that maintain the integrity of George Nakashima's vision. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Mid-century modernism is frequently underappreciated by the American public and is quickly disappearing. Craftsmen trained in the preservation trades are in short supply, with few training programs in place to advance the culture. This project addresses both of these challenges to the preservation of modern heritage. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Nakashima Studio Is Part of Master’s Legacy
Kyodo News, The Japan Times, Friday, January 3, 2014
SPOTLIGHT

World Monuments Watch Day

At the Nakashima House, Studio, and Workshop, the Nakashima Foundation for Peace organized a day dedicated to the history of the buildings and George Nakashima’s design legacy. The day’s events included a presentation by World Monuments Fund and a performance by cellist Noelle Casella Grand in the Pool House.

In the Media: World Monument in our Backyard: Nakashima Complex on Watch List