Porches: Art and Renewal on River Street
Photographs by Nicholas Whitman, Edited by Jennifer Trainer
Essays by William Morgan, Joe Manning, and Nicholas Whitman
"A book about the transformation from mill housing to guest housing, and more: it's about the transformation of a city retooling itself for the 21st century. A companion to MASS MoCA: From Mill to Museum, Porches is about the marriage of art and commerce in an industrial town, innovative urban renewal, and sensitive design that transforms a property while respecting the history of place."
"... North Adams is in renaissance, a nascent Soho in the Berkshires ... The unlikely catalyst of this change is a gigantic museum in an abandoned factory featuring maple tress growing upside down and sculptures made out of tons of industrial debris." - The New York Times
"If MASS MoCA makes the trip north worthwhile ... Porches gives them a reason to stay." -Newsday