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Weisberg, 1949. Courtesy of Ira Rakatansky, AIA.
On Shelves Now: "Ira Rakatansky: As Modern As Tomorrow"
Jul 09, 2010
The new monograph edited by John Caserta and Lynnette Widder documents houses and public buildings by architect Ira Rakatansky. A former student of Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, Rakatansky became a pioneer of modernism in New England. The book features photographs, drawings, and essays by historian Joan Ockman and co-editor Lynnette Widder. Contemporary photographs are by Thad Russell and John Caserta.
Sam Lubell of The Architect’s Newspaper described A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome as a "riveting new documentary" that "manages not only to make engineering sexy and preservation politics compelling, but succinctly tells the tale of one of the most tragic architectural plunderings in recent memory." Watch the film trailer below and visit www.handcraftedfilms.com for more on the project.
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Jean Nouvel Opens 7/ 10
Jul 09, 2010
This year—the Serpentine's 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The Pavilion will open on July 10 on the Serpentine Gallery lawn and operate as a public space, café, and venue for public talks and events. Jean Nouvel will be discussing the groundbreaking design of the Pavilion at a talk on Monday, July 12 at 5pm. The Pavilion will remain open through October.
This project was supported by a 2010 grant from the Graham Foundation.
Watch the video with commentary by the architect, Julia Peyton-Jones, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.