Lake Eden by Blaise Drummond

© Courtesy of the artist and Stoney Road Press.

Lake Eden was part of the campus of Black Mountain College, an experimental liberal arts college in North Carolina. Open for just 24 years from 1933 to 1957, it played an important role in the development of Modernism in America. The college was associated with pivotal figures such as Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Josef and Anni Albers, Walter Gropius, Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham. The buildings sit amongst woodland around Lake Eden and were constructed by students and faculty with collaborative input on the design from Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.