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Sarasota School Board Votes to Raze Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School

 

The Sarasota County School Board voted 3-2 to demolish this Paul Rudolph building. See complete story below.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080618/NEWS/806180678/1661/stormp...

Advocates for the Preservation of Riverview High School in Sarasota not Giving Up

 

Although the Sarasota County School Board has narrowly voted against plans to rehabilitate Riverview High School designed by Paul Rudolph, advocates and preservationists have not withdrwan from the battle.
"I just want to underscore that there is much hope still for the building, and the vote was not whether to raze the building, but it was whether to move forward with adopting a site plan and the plans for the Riverview Music Quadrangle." Lenore Suttle, Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

See more on the efforts to save the building at the references below.

Recent Book on Concrete Buildings in Toronto Presents Useful Case Study

 

Concrete Toronto: A guidebook to concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies. Toronto: Coach House books, 2007.

http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/node/14635

Rudolph Designed Residence Comes to Light in Fort Myers, FL

 

Another residence by Paul Rudolph that had previously flown under the radar of scholars has come to light in Fort Myers, Florida. The Mahony Residence, designed in the early 1950s while the the architect was still in partnership with Ralph Twitchell has been highlighted in an article published by the Fort Myers News-Press. See article and pictures by clicking below. Thanks to the Paul Rudolph Foundation for the alert.

http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/node/14637

NYT Article Praises Renovation of the A & A

 

A recent article by Nicolai Ouroussoff in the New York Times highly praises the recent renovation of the Art And Architecture Building at Yale University, Paul Rudolph's signature work. The article is less impressed with the recently completed addition to the building. The article notes that the A & A will be rededicated as Paul Rudolph Hall in November. Thanks to Christopher Larkosh of the UMass Dartmouth Faculty for the alert.

Addition to Yale's Art and Architecture Building Receives Harsh Review

 

Philip Langdon, writing in the Hartford Courant on September 14, 2008 presented a withering review of Charles Gwathmey's Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art. This building is attached to Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture Building which is soon to be rededicated as Paul Rudolph Hall. See article below.

MoMA exhibition catalog features project by Paul Rudolph.

"Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" is now available. This large format, hardcover catalog of the exhibit at MoMA has been received here at the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth. Paul Rudolph's Oriental Masonic Gardens project in New Haven, CT is included in the book as well as the exhibition. The exhibit continues through October 20, 2008.

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