The Docomomo US Board of Directors is pleased to welcome three new members to the board: Monica Schaffer, Bradford White, and Barbara Yanni.
By Connie J. Zeigler
Pre-fabricated housing pioneer, Foster Gunnison, cut his modernist teeth on lighting design. His works illuminated New York’s Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. The machine-age aesthetic of these buildings influenced design across the nation.
The Neal Blaisdell Center. David Franzen, © Franzen Photography
Soaring space and jeweled light give medieval cathedrals their breath-taking effect. The Fish Church's architect, Wallace K. Harrison, was the first architect in North America to use dalle de verre stained glass in load-bearing walls to saturate the interior with magnificent color. His innovative contribution inspired hundreds of dalle de verre windows in sacred and secular buildings throughout the world. It is, as Harrison remarked, “like being inside a giant sapphire.”
By Richard Longstreth, Frampton Tolbert, and Liz Waytkus