Paul Rudolph: The Late Work

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Paul Rudolph: The Late Work


Author: Roberto de Alba; with an introduction by Robert Bruegmann
Pages: 224
Format:  Hardcover, published May 16, 2003. Out of Print.
Illustrations:  Approx. 250 Color illustrations, and approx. 150 B&W illustrations
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Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) was one of America’s greatest Modern architects, known for his strong, expressive forms, powerful spaces, innovative uses of materials, creative handling of light, and interest in urbanism. He achieved great success doing buildings of all types, and is most famous for his “Mid-Century Modern” work in the 1950’s-60’s—of which the Yale Art & Architecture Building is the iconic example. But his work extended to nearly the end of the 20th century—and he continued developing his aesthetic, and experimenting with space, materials, and light.

Rudolph’s creative & prolific career extended to nearly the end of the 20th century—and this book focuses on the work in the latter phases. It includes: buildings for many parts of the US, fascinatingly ambitious projects for Asia, the Modulightor Building (the headquarters for the lighting business which he co-founded), and the design of his own intriguing residence (his “Quadruplex” penthouse on Beekman Place in NYC).

Hand-picked by Rudolph himself, the 27 projects profiled in this book are shown through a rich selection of drawings, sketches, photographs, plans, and perspective views. The book includes illuminating introductory texts by Roberto De Alba, Mildred F. Schmertz, and Robert Bruegmann; as well as a fascinating interview with Paul Rudolph by Peter Blake.