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Paul Rudolph Symposium to be held At Yale University

 

"Reassessing Rudolph: Architecture and Reputation" a symposium will be held at Yale University on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, 2009. Sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture and convened by Timothy Rohan the symposium coincides with the rededication of the Art and Architecture Building as Paul Rudolph Hall as well as the accompanying "Model City" exhibit. Visiting scholars to the symposium include Robert Bruegmann, Ken Tadashi Oshima and Adrian Forty. Contact the school at 203-432-2889 for free registration and more information.

Tuskegee University Chapel Receives Award

 

"The Alabama Architectural Foundation recently awarded Tuskegee University a Distinguished Building Award for the University's Chapel. The award recognizes buildings over 25 years old which are still considered exemplary and noteworthy."

The Chapel was designed by Paul Rudolph and constructed between 1967 and 1969.

http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/story.asp?S=9762105

New Book Documents Last Days of Three Paul Rudolph Homes

 

A new book of photographs self-published by Chris Mottalini documents the last images of three residences by Paul Rudolph: the Micheels Residence in Westport, CT, the Cerrito Residence in Watch Hill, RI and the Twitchell Residence in Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. "after you left, they took it apart: demolished paul rudolph homes" is available in a limited edition from the author at:

www.mottalini.com

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Film on Riverview High School and Other Projects by Paul Rudolph

 

Metropolitan Magazine and Matthew Kohn created this very perceptive film on the effort to save Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida designed by Paul Rudolph. The 21 minute production includes interviews with a number of architects and highlights other projects as well. Highly recommended.

http://vimeo.com/1227200?pg=embed&sec=1227200

Huxtable and Giovannini Comment on the Restoration of the A & A

 

Ada Louise Huxtable and Joseph Giovannini, both very familiar with the work of Paul Rudolph, have each published articles reviewing the restoration of the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University, now rededicated as Paul Rudolph Hall.
See the urls below.

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB123551788204263927-lMyQjAxMDI5MzI1...

Nikolaus Pevsner's Comments on the Opening of the Art and Architecture building "Reread" by the Paul Rudolph Foundation

 

In a blog entitled "Rereading History" posted on March 4, 2009, the Paul Rudolph Foundation gave a brief but informative review of the controversial comments on the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University by critic Nikolaus Pevsner at the opening of the building in 1963. Check it out below.

http://paulrudolph.blogspot.com/2009/03/rereading-history.html

 

 

Brutalism and the College and University Campus

 

This article from McGill University in Canada is a concise but very informative read on "Brutalism" in architecture as it was built on college and university campuses in the mid-20th century. It is particularly useful to those unsure of the meaning of this controversial term. Paul Rudolph is briefly mentioned.

http://www.mcgilldaily.com/article/18746-rethinking-raw-concrete

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