This book talk is hosted by Yale School of Architecture. Professor Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen discusses her new book Untimely Moderns: How Twentieth-Century Architecture Reimagined the Past which looks at a group of Yale architects and intellectuals who engaged in an interdisciplinary conversation about the meaning of time and history for modern art and architecture.
The 1950s Washington Square Southeast urban renewal project cleared nine blocks of Greenwich Village to create three “superblocks.” This tour, the second of DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State’s weekend walking tours focusing on urban renewal, will be led by Kyle Johnson and will view the built results of this intervention including work by Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei and Hideo Sasaki and discuss their subsequent evolution.
Join DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State for the first of two weekend walking tours focusing on urban renewal. This tour, lead by John Arbuckle, looks at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as part of the larger 45-acre Lincoln Square Urban Renewal Project, which included the Lincoln Towers housing complex, Fordham University, and community facilities.
As the Sydney Opera House marks 50 years, the Yale School of Architecture will host Paolo Tombesi for a lecture on the technical division of labor and how construction and project management decisions influenced this complex project.
For Archtober, the Neue Galerie is presenting Neutra – Survival Through Design by P.J. Letofsky as part of its Filmbar series. The film begins in 1892 Vienna with the birth of Richard Neutra and continues by taking the viewer inside his most important works as an architect.
The popular Modern House Day, a biennial event organized by the New Canaan Historical Society, returns this October with an opening reception in a Philip Johnson house; an opportunity to see Circle, Triangle, Square: The Architecture of Myron Goldfinger which will be on exhibit at the Museum, as well as the restored reredos at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Tour Day continues with keynote speaker, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Director and Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and a tour of four private homes before returning to a closing reception at the Museum.
As part of Archtober, DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State is cosponsoring an open house and talk at the Landsberg House in Port Washington, Long Island. The 1951 house, designed by and for William Landsberg, was renovated and restored by Stephen Moser Architects. The talk centers around the home’s renovation challenges and creatively integrated Japanese-American design elements.
Pound Ridge is home to a rich collection of midcentury modern dwellings. Join this Histoury bus tour to learn about some 20 of these homes, including several special interior stops. Architects include Vuko Tashkovich, David Henken, Edward Larrabee Barnes, and Peter Blake. This tour is being offered as a part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.
Embark on a journey through the history of modern architecture in Brazil this fall with Docomomo US. Experience the 20th century through three of Brazil’s most important cities: São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. Modern Brazil offers a unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public.
Head to Massachusetts this fall and join Docomomo US for a two and a half day excursion examining the experimental weekend houses Bauhaus students designed for themselves and clients on Cape Cod.
Yale School of Architecture hosts professor Kyle Dugdale for a talk about his book Architecture After God. A vivid retelling of the biblical story of Babel leads from the contested site of Babylon to the soaring towers of the modern metropolis, and sets the bright hopes of early modernism against the shadows of gathering war.
Spend your afternoon on a Histoury bus tour, exploring a collection of Wilton, CT’s midcentury modern homes. The wooded hills of Wilton proved to be an ideal and inspiring place for this celebrated architectural style, which emphasized a connection with nature.