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SAH Lecture: Alan Powers on Serge Chermayeff
by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

Serge Chermayeff's work spanned six decades and half the globe. He was an architect with no qualifications whose work was internationally acclaimed, a teacher who hoped to redefine architecture and modernism together, and an ecological visionary.

Join Alan Powers, author of Serge Chermayeff, Designer, Architect, Teacher (RIBA Publications, 2001) as he explains the consistent threads in Chermayeff's thinking and the nature of his unique contribution to the Modern Movement.

 

Monday, February 28, 2011, 6:15 pm
New York University Department of Art History
Silver Center, Room 301
100 Washington Square East (entrance on Waverly Place)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS / CHAMADA DE TRABALHOS: 9th Docomomo Brazil Conference
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

Docomomo Brazil, organizer of the 9th Docomomo Brazil Conference scheduled for June 2011, announce a call for papers.

Presented contributions will focus on three themes:

Reflections on recent heritage
Documentation of recent heritage
Preservation of recent heritage

Submissions may be written in English or Spanish.  The deadline is February 28th, 2011.

Click here for more details.

DOCOMOMO US - Year in Review
by admin, posted on Monday, February 27, 2012

If you missed any of our 2010 articles on the preservation of the modern movement, DOCOMOMO US e-news briefs are now archived online.  Articles for 2010 include: the Christian Science Center complex in Boston, Tour Day 2010, the Given Institute in Aspen, and the continuing work of our New Orleans, Louisiana chapter to preserve the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and the George Washington Carver Junior-Senior High School.

Architecture in the Round: Bertrand Goldberg
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

In case you missed the Life and Work of Bertrand Goldberg tour during Tour Day 2010, the Chicago Architectural Foundation will hold a second tour this Saturday, December 11th.

Become a Docomomo US member today!
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

For fifteen years, Docomomo US has been at the forefront of the modern architecture preservation movement, and continues today as the resource for advancing education and advocacy about its importance. To maintain this leadership, we rely on the participation of our supporters, members, and advocates from across the nation.

Docomomo Ireland Hosts Conference
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Docomomo Ireland will host a one-day conference on Wednesday, November 10th entitled:

What shall we do with the Modern Movement?

The conference will feature some of Ireland's and Europe's leading experts about contemporary best practice in relation to the inventorying, protection, management, reinterpretation, repair and conservation of modern 20th century architecture. The event will explore the significance of Ireland's Modern Movement heritage in a unique event intended to feed into the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage survey of Dublin, beginning in 2011.

Pre-registration is required.

The Architecture of Harry Weese
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, October 15, 2010

On Tuesday, October 26, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts will host a free lecture celebrating the release of The Architecture of Harry Weese, a new book by Robert Bruegmann and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik. The public is invited to experience the architecture of Harry Weese firsthand by joining Bruegmann for a lecture on the architect’s legacy in one of his most important buildings, the Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago. Built in 1968, the church is a consummate example of the architect’s pioneering style and his significant contributions to Chicago’s architectural history. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

 

Welcome Minnesota: Our newest chapter!
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

 

SAVE THE DATE: TOUR DAY 2010!
by Liz Waytkus, posted on Friday, October 22, 2010

The fourth Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day is upon us!

Join DOCOMOMO US, our regional chapters and local
preservation organizations for  more than twenty modern
architecture tours throughout the United States.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Click here for the schedule and additional information.

George Washington Carver High School - New Orleans, LA
by info, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

 

The School Facilities Master Plan of Orleans Parish has ignored and consistently threatened to eradicate important mid-century modern public schools from New Orleans’s historic neighborhoods. From the outset, DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana identified the George Washington Carver Junior-Senior High School as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of its generation.

11th Annual DOCOMOMO International Conference
by info, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

Detailed information and online registration is now available for the 11th annual DOOCMOMO International Conference in Mexico City, August 24-29, 2010.

Click here more information and to register for the conference.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2010 

Modern Views, A Conversation on Northwest Modernism
by jon buono, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

An insightful new documentary about mid-century northwest modern architecture, MODERN VIEWS illustrates how designers today can learn from sustainable and economic choices made as many as 50 years ago.

Call for Papers: 1960 Rome Olympics
by jon buono, posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A multi-disciplinary conference hosted by the American Academy in Rome from 30 September-2 October 2010 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics. The conference focuses on these Games as a cultural turning point, with a significance—for Italy, the United States, the Soviet Union, and many other countries—that far transcends the actual sporting events, where the level of competition was unusually high.

Ethan Mather Premieres Short Film on Lost Geodesic Dome
by jon buono, posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

Los Angeles landscape architect and filmmaker, Ethan Mather, recently premiered his new short film "A Necessary Ruin" at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and the New York City Center for Architecture.

Docomomo U.S. Board meets in Boston
by jon buono, posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the weekend of April 16th, the Docomomo U.S. Board convened for its annual “face-to-face” meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The gathering was organized by members of the New England Chapter and meetings were hosted in the Cambridge office of Bruner-Cott & Associates. The 2-day session focused on a review of the U.S. organization’s operational mission and strategies.

Architect John 'Jack' Warnecke, 1919-2010
by jon buono, posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Renowned architect John Carl “Jack” Warnecke died on April 17 at his home in Sonoma County, California at age 91.

Warnecke led one of the largest architectural firms in the nation — John Carl Warnecke and Associates - and produced designs for the Hawaii statehouse, embassies in Washington and abroad, structures at the U.S. Naval Academy, international airports and major universities. Warnecke was also responsible for designing the John F. Kennedy gravesite memorial at Arlington Cemetery.

Read his obituary here in the Press Democrat.

Federal Court Halts Demolition of Neutra's Gettysburg Cyclorama Center
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

A federal court has halted the National Park Service plan to demolish the 1961 Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander designed Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg.

In a comprehensive ruling, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a challenge filed by the Recent Past Preservation Network, Christine Madrid French and Dion Neutra. The court held that the U.S. National Park Service failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before deciding to tear down the historic building, and ordered the agency to consider alternatives to demolition.

Modernist Architecture Comes of Age
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

 

 
Join the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program for a day-long symposium exploring the preservation of historic modernist buildings and how to rehabilitate them to be sustainable and functional in the 21st century. DOCOMOMO US President Theo Prudon will be a featured speaker at the event.
 
Registration Fee: $100
For more information click here for a PDF.
Register online: www.uvm.edu/~modern
 

 

DOCOMOMO US at the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Join Theo Prudon and Graham Balkany, leader of the 2009 international preservation campaign to save Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital as a newly attributed work of Walter Gropius, in a discussion of the synergy between research discoveries and advocacy for understudied and underappreciated modernist buildings. Members of DOCOMOMO, preservationists, historians, and enthusiasts of modernism are invited
to share accounts of research that has come to the rescue of “non-iconic” modernism.

DOCOMOMO US at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Columbian Room

April 23, 2010, 12 - 1:30pm

Theo Prudon, President, DOCOMOMO US, Facilitator

Cape Cod Modern House Trust saves Kugel/Gips House.
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Cape Cod Modern House Trust will welcome visitors to the Kugel/Gips House, which it restored and updated with the help of volunteers including Fox Diehl Architects. The 2,200-square-foot residence was designed by Charles Zhender, one of the most prolific Modernist architects on the Cape during the 1960s and ’70s.

Read the full story here: http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/2010/100402capecod.asp

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