The Art and Architecture of Paul Rudolph

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 21, 1999 - Architecture - 128 pages
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What emerges is as picture of a man who was probably America's most talented Late Modernist, whose dynamic designs and superb graphics contributed to the golden period of the 1960s when Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi all had a profound influence on progressive modern architecture.

This is the first comprehensive study of Paul Rudolph's work and features 23 major projects, presented through drawings, photographs and theory. It traces his early rise to eminence when he became Director of Architecture at Yale University at the age of 39, his precipitous decline in the 1970s, and his steady resurgence over the last 25 years through his schemes in Asia and the Far East.

Anthony Monk is amongst a group of eminent architects who were taught by Rudolph including Lord Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers, Robert Stern, Eldrid Evans and Shin'lchi Okada many of whom contribute personal pen-portraits in a special feature With their vivid descriptions of Paul Rudolph's techniques, ideas, talent, management and personality, they explain why they believe he was one of America's great modern architects.

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Contents

Foreword Norman Foster
5
The Committed
13
Reevaluation and Conclusion
19
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Anthony Monk, an architectural practitioner, educationalist and author, is a graduate of the Yale University Masters programme directed by Paul Rudolph. He is Professor of Architecture at the University of Luton. He founded and was a partner in Hutchison, Locke and Monk (now HLM Architects) and has won numerous architectural awards. Recently he was a member of the Sports Council Lottery Awards Panel, a non-executive director of the Building Centre and a founder director of the Acton Housing Association.

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