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Category list : Modernism

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    Outrage: Argentinian Modernism lying in neglect Subscription

    Essay14 January, 2020

    Marcel Breuer’s Parador Ariston, lying in ruins, is just one of many derelict Argentinian Modernist gems to save

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    Retrospective: Lina Bo BardiSubscription

    Essay13 January, 2020

    Lina Bo Bardi’s ideas of living heritage and the historical present live on in the transformations she wrought, even as some of her buildings have been left to fall into ruin

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    Retrospective: Paulo Mendes da RochaSubscription

    Essay16 October, 2019

    The architectural language of the most well known member of the Paulista school was intentionally used as a political weapon

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    Rich pickings: luxury at the BauhausSubscription

    Essay5 September, 2019

    Despite the lofty egalitarian ideals often attributed to its proponents, luxurious materials were not anathema to the Bauhaus

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    Minnette de Silva (1918-1998)Subscription

    Essay7 August, 2019

    Expressive, unapologetic, and ahead of her time in ecological and participative design, the Sri Lankan architect is considered a pioneer of what she called Modern Regionalism – later to be known as Critical Regionalism

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    Kevin Roche (1922 - 2019)Subscription

    Essay27 June, 2019

    From a humble first commission to build a piggery for his father in County Cork, the Irish-born American architect went on to work with Eero Saarinen and – with his partner John Dinkeloo – build his own monumental works across the States, culminating in the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1982

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    Life on the ocean wave: why architects are drawn to boatsSubscription

    Essay18 April, 2019

    Modernist architects found inspiration in early 20th-century liners, translating nautical symbolism to their buildings

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    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013)Subscription

    Essay13 March, 2019

    Ada Louise Huxtable made history as the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970

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    Toward a concrete utopia: Yugoslavian architecture 1948-1980Subscription

    Essay22 February, 2019

    MoMA’s powerful exhibition on Yugoslavia’s architecture is testament to the successful heterogeneity of a failed socialist state

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    Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription

    Essay21 February, 2019

    The architect of Pruitt-Igoe and the World Trade Center survived a life of racial discrimination and blame laid for the demise of the Modernist dream – but did not live to see the revisionist movement that asserts the underfunded Pruitt-Igoe’s fate was predetermined

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