BAUHAUS & BRUTALISM /THE DRAWINGS OF ARCHITECT PAUL RUDOLPH
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Paul Rudolph studied architecture at Alabama Polytechnic, now Auburn University. After completing the Second World War, he studied with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer at Harvard University. Since 1951 Rudolph had his own studio in Sarasota, Florida. He is one of the leading representatives of the so-called Sarasota School of Architecture with numerous drafts for the subtropical climate adapted there.
In the years 1958 to 1965 he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Yale University. In 1959 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rudolph was an early representative of brutalism; when he came out of fashion in the late 1970s, he turned to postmodernity.
He is considered one of the most important modernist architects in the USA. In 1994, Paul Rudolph was elected a member of the National Academy (NA). His students included Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Robert A. M. Stern.
One of his most impressive projects was Rudolph's LOWER MANHATTAN EXPRESSWAY. 1970 / 1971.