Oct 14, 2019

The cover of Monica Penick's book Tastemaker: Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home, featuring an outdoor patio and furniture set on a sunny day

Associate Design Professor Monica Penick, Ph.D. was recently recognized by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) for her book Tastemaker: Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American House. 

According to their website, "the SESAH Awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South." For the 2019 Publication Awards, nominations in the categories of books, journal articles, guidebooks, and essays published in edited volumes were submitted in June, and the winners in each category were announced on October 11 at the 2019 Annual SESAH Conference in Greenville, South Carolina.

Tastemaker explores the influence of Elizabeth Gordon, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful for over two decades in the mid-twentieth century, on postwar modern American architecture, or the "American Style." The book was published in 2017 by Yale University Press. You can preview and purchase it on Amazon.

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