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Ep. 43 – The Untold Story of a Midcentury Modern Architect

An interview with Dale Gyure about architect Minoru Yamasaki, whose projects include the original World Trade Center.

Lina Bo Bardi is everywhere

Lina Bo Bardi, the Italian-born, Brazilian modernist architect, has been referred to as “Brazil’s best-kept secret” and an “overlooked creative innovator.”  Her trajectory toward international fame and critical acclaim has been ascendant since her death in 1992, and seems to have reached a peak.  Bo Bardi figures large in the current MoMA

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Sneak peek: Aldo van Eyck

We’re looking forward to the publication, this spring, of a stellar new comprehensive assessment of the career of Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, whose work, writing, and teaching all contributed significantly to redefining Modern architecture in the second half of the 20th century.  The author of the book is Robert McCarter, Ruth and Norman

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Modern architecture, on holiday

Our post last week that featured YUP staff vacation photos inspired one of our colleagues to share with us an additional trove of architectural shots that were taken during travels over this past summer.  Her journey through the country’s mid section — Indiana, Wisconsin — resulted in beautiful shots of buildings by architectural

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On the Space of an Exhibition: From Curator Anna Vallye

Follow @yaleARTbooks Anna Vallye— The exciting thing about any art exhibition is certainly the opportunity it provides to see a number of remarkable works in the same location at the same time—its event quality. But it is also in what might be called an exhibition’s phenomenal quality—a capacity to elicit

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Restoring Ishimoto’s Vision of Katsura

When photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro asked modernist architect Tange Kenzō to write an essay for his book of Katsura photographs, he inadvertently pitted architectural and photographic approaches against each other. Kenzō’s enthusiastic reaction was akin to Dad “helping” with his child’s science fair by reshaping the vision of the project; instead of merely contributing an essay, he cropped, resized, and reorganized the pictures into what became the “landmark” work.