Timothy Hydes insights on a 1950s phenomenon

For the Boston Globe story this week about Five Fields, designed by Walter Gropius in Lexington, Mass., journalist Linda Matchen turned to Timothy Hyde (associate professor of architecture) for context and perspective on the social factors that gave rise to this unique  community and others like it. Read “An era fades at Five Fields in Lexington” for the story and Hyde’s insights, and ponder whether the need for this kind of neighborhood is faded or resurging.

Photo of Gropius House by Jack E. Boucher, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division