Reading List

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Justin Miller

Auburn University

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    Scenographic Urbanism: Paul Rudolph

    Places Journal

    A detailed look at Paul Rudolph’s masterful — and theatrical — civic and public projects of the early 1960s.

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    Reading Rudolph

    Places Journal

    A review of Paul Rudolph’s collected essays, and an exploration of the architect’s volatile reputation.

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    The Architect as Urbanist: Part 2

    Places Journal

    The second installment in a two-part series on the late work of Paul Rudolph focuses on the architect’s projects in Singapore and Jakarta.

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    The Architect as Urbanist: Part 1

    Places Journal

    The late work of Paul Rudolph deserves renewed attention. A leading historian focuses on the architect’s projects in Southeast Asia.

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    Digital Deception

    Places Journal

    Welcome to the world of architectural photography without architecture.

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    Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Places Journal

    Surveying the work of Kevin Roche, our reviewer finds much to admire in a long career that has lately been overlooked.

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    Saarinen and the American Century

    Places Journal

    Eero Saarinen was the darling of corporate America — and one of the major creators of postwar American style.

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    How Much Does Your Household Weigh?

    Places Journal

    Today the ecological footprint of an architectural design is almost too complex to calculate.

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    Site, Ascendant

    Places Journal

    On the rising importance of landscape to architecture, seen in works by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Peter Zumthor, OMA, Zaha Hadid, and others.

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    Nature-ization Takes Command

    Places Journal

    Exploring the dynamic relationship of landscape and architecture, from big civic projects by Norman Foster to small rural houses by Glenn Murcutt.

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    Trouble with Terminators

    Places Journal

    Why not make buildings today as they once were made? This is actually a really good, really radical question.

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    A Building, Not a Colt Revolver

    Places Journal

    From prehistoric cliff dwellings to recent projects by Morphosis and Herzog & de Meuron, the question of how a building should relate to its site offers no easy or universal answer.

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    A Life in Ruins

    Places Journal

    A story about the incongruency of clients’ desires and the hope many architects secretly harbor, that architecture is a conduit to the real.

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    A Cloud on a Lake

    Places Journal

    How does the building relate to its site? Considering the relation between humans and nature, from the Blur Building to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s seascapes to Mark Rothko’s late works.

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    Landscape Is Our Sex

    Places Journal

    Should the relationship of a building to its landscape be a key element of its design? Unpacking the logics and illogics of this powerful cultural presumption.

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    The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator

    Places Journal

    An analysis of the very different ways in which works of sculpture and works of architecture occupy the landscape.

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    Tracks: A Walk in the Arctic

    Places Journal

    A series of photographs — an ongoing experiment — that document walks taken in high summer in the Svalbard Archipelago, above the Arctic Circle.

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    Please Save Modernism from the Modern

    Places Journal

    Why the Folk Art Museum is a great modernist building, and why the Museum of Modern Art should reverse its decision to tear it down.

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    The Ugly Pet

    Places Journal

    Sustainability should be revolutionary to architectural form. But it hasn’t been, at least not yet.

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