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The Appearance of Modern Architecture: Rowe contra Kaufmann

The Appearance of Modern Architecture: Rowe contra Kaufmann

Lecture date: 2004-01-22How can we specify the characteristics of modern architecture? This question has particular force in relation to the growing interest in organicism...
Jorge Francisco Liernur: Austral Group, a C.I.A.M. brigade in the far South (January 19, 2011)

Jorge Francisco Liernur: Austral Group, a C.I.A.M. brigade in the far South (January 19,...

Marcelo Spina introduces Jorge Francisco “Pancho” Liernur, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires.Liernur outlines the...
Geoffrey Baker: Le Corbusier’s early work through Purism (March 16, 1987)

Geoffrey Baker: Le Corbusier’s early work through Purism (March 16, 1987)

Shelly Kappe introduces Geoffrey Baker to the first of his SCI-Arc residency lecture series.Baker begins by discussing Le Corbusier's early work. He compares it...
Todd Gannon: Rayner Banham and the paradoxes of High Tech (March 14, 2018)

Todd Gannon: Rayner Banham and the paradoxes of High Tech (March 14, 2018)

Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Todd Gannon, recently SCI-Arc’s History + Theory coordinator, currently head of the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University.Gannon...
Catherine Cooke: Constructivism (September 16, 1988) Part 1 of 2

Catherine Cooke: Constructivism (September 16, 1988) Part 1 of 2

Catherine Cooke surveys the context of the early Soviet Union with regard to architectural design. She discusses constructivism, arguing for its relevance in the...
Robert Somol (October 31, 1997)

Robert Somol (October 31, 1997)

Robert Somol discusses the neo-avant garde in architecture, and on the importance of the diagram for introducing new models of reality. Somol documents what...
Harwell Hamilton Harris: Interview (1976)

Harwell Hamilton Harris: Interview (1976)

Harwell Hamilton Harris responds to questions from Shelly Kappe.Harris describes growing up in an idealistic and progressive early 20th century Los Angeles. He considered...
August Sarnitz: Rudolph Schindler (November 18, 1987)

August Sarnitz: Rudolph Schindler (November 18, 1987)

The audio drops out for the last twenty minutes, starting at 1:02:36.After being introduced by Kathryn Smith, August Sarnitz discusses five aspects of Rudolph...
Claude Parent (October 14, 1998) Part 1 of 2

Claude Parent (October 14, 1998) Part 1 of 2

Thom Mayne makes a general introduction, followed by Frédéric Migayrou’s introduction to the architectural culture of France in the 1960s, focusing on André Bloc,...
William Curtis: Le Corbusier: Nature & Tradition (March 9, 1987)

William Curtis: Le Corbusier: Nature & Tradition (March 9, 1987)

Shelly Kappe introduces William Curtis, who studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Harvard, and has taught architectural history and theory in England,...