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Podcast Interview of Carl Abbott by Harold Bubil


Sarasota, Florida architect Carl Abbott, a former student of Paul Rudolph at Yale University is interviewed by Harold Bubil of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in this informative podcast. Abbott was a member of a distinguished panel that included his former classmates at Yale, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers at the November 8, 2008 rededication of the Art & Architecture Building at Yale as Paul Rudolph Hall. Abbott reflects on the influence of Paul Rudolph as an architect and an educator.

Reviews and a Slideshow of the Rededication of the Art & Architecture Building as Paul Rudolph Hall at Yale University


Check out this review and slideshow on the rededication of the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University on the weekend of November 6-9, 2008.

From the Yale Daily News.

From the Smogr blog

On why he maintained a small practice

“Architecture is a personal effort, and the fewer people coming between you and your work the better. This keeps some people from practicing architecture, like the sculptor Nivola [Constantino Nivola, 1911-1988], who says “I cannot stand anybody coming between me and my work.” This is a very real problem, and you can only stretch one man so far. The heart can fall right out of a building during the production of working drawings, and sometimes you would not even recognize your own building unless you followed it through.

Time Magazine's Richard Lacayo Reviews the Rededication of the Art & Architecture Building at Yale University


This is a review of the rededication of the Art & Architecture Building at Yale University as Paul Rudolph Hall on the weekend of November 6-9, 2008. It is concise, informative and illustrated.

David Hay reviews the loss and grim outlook for some of Paul Rudolph's Buildings


In "Modern Antiquity: The Paul Rudolph Housing Crisis" David Hay writing in New York Magazine reviews the poor history and perhaps worse future of a number of Paul Rudolph's buildings.


The Paul Rudolph Foundation Rebuts Criticism of Recent Article


From the Paul Rudolph Foundation web site.

The Paul Rudolph Foundation found itself the subject of a short and nasty article published in a local NYC weekly this past week. We were told, when we were orginally approached for the article, that it would be about the recent rededication of Rudolph Hall. As it turned out, the author had something else up his sleeve - including misquotes and misinformation.

In response, the Paul Rudolph Foundation released the following letter today to the editors:

December 2, 2008

New Book on Paul Rudolph

"Writings on Architecture" edited by Robert A.M. Stern and published by Yale University Press has just been released ($20.00). I have not seen a copy yet but its described as covering the architectural and educational writings of Paul Rudolph. It also includes many photographs published for the first time.

On Acquiring Commissions

“I've never known any project that didn't come about circuitously, whether foreign or domestic.”
Rudolph, Paul Marvin, 1918-1997. "Interview with Paul Rudolph." Ed. Robert Bruegmann. Chicago: Department of Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago, February 28, 1986.


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