A & A more sympathetic to surroundings than once thought

Yale Revelation: Renewal for a Building and Its Original Designer NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF New York Times August 27, 2008

“To postmodernists [Paul Rudolph’s Art and Architecture Building] represented the indifference to history and context that they saw as the Modernist movement’s greatest sin.

“These arguments were reinforced by the heartless renovations after the fire. Windows and skylights were boarded over; additional levels were stuffed between existing floors; large open studios were cut up into a warren of cramped, airless work spaces. The effect was suffocating, and it reflected an attitude of disrespect toward Rudolph that persisted until his death in 1997.

“In reopening these spaces Mr. Gwathmey shows us that the building was more sympathetic to its surroundings than once thought.”

Posted by: Tanya

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One response to “A & A more sympathetic to surroundings than once thought

  1. Hi,

    My name is Nathalie Daguet and I run a daily photo blog in France called Avignon in Photos. which belongs to the City Daily Photo web ring.

    We have monthly theme days on the first of each month and on September 1st the theme will be ” sister cities”.

    Avignon has 8 sister cities, of which unfortunately non is covered by a CDP blog, so there’s no other photo blogger I can swap photos with.

    Among those sister cities is New Haven, where Yale is located. I did a google search with Yale, photo and blog as key words and your blog came up.

    Would you by any chance have a photo of Yale University that I could post on my blog?

    If I was to use it I would obviously mention the credit, with a link to his/her blog or website.
    Can you help ? It’s fairly urgent, 1st Sept is this Monday.

    Best regards,

    Nathalie Daguet
    Please reply preferably on my hotmail address : nathalie.avignon@hotmail.com

    Avignon in Photos blog :
    http://avignon-in-photos.blogspot.com/

    City Daily Photo portal :
    http://citydailyphoto.com/portal/

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