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Events February 2015


Brutal! Paul Rudolph’s Postwar New York Interiors: A Conversation with Timothy Rohan & Donald Albrecht

February 26, 2015

Though more widely known for Brutalist institutional structures like the Jewett Art Center at Wellesley College and the Yale Art and Architecture Building, architect Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) also designed some remarkable apartment interiors in New York City. Rudolph’s unconventional use of multiple floor levels, photomurals, and reflective surfaces elicited reactions of both delight and dismay. Drawing upon his new monograph, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, University of Massachusetts professor Timothy Rohan will discuss the architect’s Brutalist interiors, including Rudolph’s own Beekman Place residence, the townhouse of 1970s fashion designer Halston, and various Fifth Avenue apartments. Donald Albrecht, the Curator of Architecture and Design for the Museum of the City of New York, will join Dr. Rohan following his presentation for a conversation. Book signing and reception to follow.

Presented by the Museum of the City of New York and co-sponsored by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State

Thursday February 26, 6:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
Free for Museum and DOCOMOMO members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
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Rudolph's penthouse apartment at 23 Beekman Pl, NYC. Perspective section rendering. Courtesy of the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth


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