Reston’s newest book, Community is what it is all about: an ode to lake anne, by Cheryl Terio-Simon with Eric MacDicken, will launch on Founder’s Day April 9th at 2 p.m. in Reston Community Center’s Jo Ann Rose Gallery. During the launch, meet the creators of the book and pick up your own copy for $40.
Community is what it is all about: an ode to lake anne allows you to take an enlightening journey of discovery through images and personal reflections of Lake Anne Village Center (Lake Anne), the first village of the planned community of Reston, Virginia. Built in the early 1960s, it was the showcase of the new town’s social, architectural, and land-use development innovations.
Community illuminates Robert E. Simon, Jr.’s vision and inspiration for Lake Anne and how the architecture and its public art are in service to his vision. All contribute to the ultimate goal of creating a space for community interaction.
The book features over 100 photos, including modern and historic, and artwork by renowned Reston artist Pat MacIntyre.
“People have been drawn to Lake Anne for various reasons… its strong modernist style paired with its romantic feeling, the beauty of the lake. A community was created with this shared appreciation, a common bond enriching all.” – Cheryl Terio-Simon
“Cheryl Terio-Simon and Eric MacDicken have created a wonderful book about Reston’s Lake Anne village that will prove an essential guide to understanding the DNA of this magical place. With beautiful photographs and behind-the-scenes stories that explain the design rationale and precedents for its many unique elements, the book contributes much to understanding why this community works so well and feels so different.” – Timothy Beatley, PhD, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
This book will be sold exclusively at the Reston Museum. Proceeds from sales of this book will go towards the repair and maintenance of Gonzalo Fonseca’s sculptures on Lake Anne Plaza and the Fonseca Underpass sculptures. If people would like to make an additional donation to this effort, they can do so on the museum’s webpage at https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/community-book
About the Reston Museum
The Reston Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. Reston Museum is located at Lake Anne Plaza and is open Tuesday through Saturday free of charge and conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day. Reston Museum also preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston. Programs of the Reston Museum are supported in part by Reston Community Center.