The Noyes Calders House
Another great find on the Christie’s Youtube channel was the video about the relationship between architect and industrial designer Eliot Noyes and famed artist Alexander Calder. In college I remember reading about Noyes and his iconic design for the IBM typewriter which I learned to type on when I was a child in school. Noyes began collecting Calder’s work in the 50’s and their friendship rocket shipped from there. Noyes was ultimately the great father of the modern architecture movement in the 1950’s. In the early 50’s Eliot moved his family to New Canaan, Connecticut and built the family’s first home. After two years Noyes gushed over life in New Canaan so much, he was able to talk his friends John Johansen, Philip Johnson, Landis Gores, and Marcel Breuer to move out the country and build the new movement of modern architecture in the United States. This was the birth of the Harvard Five. This is a special video that I think you will enjoy watching.