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UMass Dartmouth 1960-2006: Trials and Triumph

 

This new, profusely illustrated book on the history of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by Frederick Gifun features the architecture of the campus and its original designer, Paul Rudolph. It contains a wealth of images including reproductions of drawings as well as historical and contemporary photographs of the campus. For additional information, see the web site:

http://www.umassd.edu/umdhistory/welcome.cfm

75 Years of Architecture at MoMA

75 Years of Architecture at MoMA
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=5090
The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, The Museum of Modern Art
November 16, 2007–March 10, 2008

The Art & Architecture of Paul Rudolph via Yahoo's Flickr

 

This is the title of a user group of photos of Paul Rudolph buildings from Yahoo's Flickr photosharing web site. There are over 2,300 images of projects from the familiar to the very obscure. A great resource for images.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/paulrudolph/

Upgrade to the Paul Rudolph & His Architecture web site

The web site was upgraded today. One of the main improvements to the site is that now the images are available in a gallery display when you click on the name of the project. This should make the selection useful images much easier.

Sarasota Area Modern Architecture Driving Tour

 

Check out this url to acquire a driving tour of the Sarasota School of Modern Architecture. Most of Paul Rudolph's projects in the area are included.

http://www.modernsarasota.com/drivingTour/register.cfm

Riverview High School has new hope

"Rudolph building finally has real hope for rescue.
A year and a half ago, we would have laid better than even odds that the original Paul Rudolph structure at Riverview High School ultimately would face the wrecking ball. Now this community has before it a clear vision for the building's rescue and resurrection.

Rudolph's Undergraduate Thesis is Now Available

 

Rudolph's undergraduate thesis, "Glass in Architecture and Decoration" which he completed at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1940 is now available as full-text document on this web site. Look under the title entry or click below.

http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/files/pr/RudolphThesisAuburnRev.pdf

Drawings of Earl W. Brydges Library in Niagara Falls, NY Added

 

Two presentation drawings of the Earl W. Brydges Library in Niagara Falls, NY have been added to the web site. The large drawings, prints on mylar, were given to the Claire T. Carney Library by William Grindereng, a long time associate of Paul Rudolph in New Haven and Boston. One of the drawings is a very unusual, almost disorienting, aerial perspective of the project. Thanks to Bill Grindereng for the donation as well as Boston Photo Imaging for digitizing the items and Justin Maucione of the Claire T. Carney Library for preparing the images for the web site.

Riverview High School decision delayed

 

The school board in Sarasota County has delayed the decision on the fate of Riverview High School for three months. The Revive Rudolph's Riverview Committee of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation has worked hard to save the Rudolph-designed building developing a new plan named the Riverview Music Quadrangle. This gives the organizers of the RMQ time to refine their plan.

Sarasota Herald-Trbune, March 6, 2008

Drawings of the Tuskegee Institute Chapel Acquired

 

Through the continued generosity of the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction and the efforts of Mr. Boyd Childress at Auburn University, the web site has acquired and posted digital scans of 11 individual drawings of the Chapel at the Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee AL. This building is often cited as one of Paul Rudolph's most important works.

http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/node/14103

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