From the genteel elegance of Christ Lutheran Church in Minneapolis to the lowbrow wonder of Porky’s Drive-In in St. Paul, the Twin Cities and other Minnesota communities are nothing short of a living museum. On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is Larry Millett, a Minneapolis native who spent much of his career as a writer, reporter and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1985 he became the paper’s first architecture critic. In his new book “Minnesota Modern – Architecture and Life at MidCentury” we are introduced to a very entertaining historical tale of transformation from urban to suburban life along with beautiful photographs. A history lesson as entertaining as it is enlightening, “Minnesota Modern” provides a close-up view of a style that penetrated the social, political, and cultural machinery of the times.
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