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Timothy M. Rohan on Paul Rudolph, a Giant of Modernist Architecture

The Architecture of Paul RudolphRecently, we published what we knew to be an excellent, and overdue, book about the works and career of architect Paul Rudolph.  Rudolph is near and dear to our hearts at Yale – he was the chair of the Yale School of Architecture when he designed the Yale Art & Architecture Building.  The book is The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, by Timothy M. Rohan, who was an undergraduate at Yale and went on to focus his academic pursuits on Paul Rudolph through his graduate studies at Harvard; he currently teaches in the department of art, architecture, and art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

We’re happy to report that the critics have agreed with our assessment of the book – Michael Webb, in Formdescribes it as “A well-researched, critical study of an architect who is in urgent need of re-evaluation.”  In Architect magazine, Alexandra Lange calls the book “well-argued, well-illustrated, well-edited.”  Gillian Darley writes in Icon Magazine that “Timothy M. Rohan gives a brilliant account of the apocalyptic arc of Paul Rudolph’s career.”

And here, with illustrations, is the book in Tim Rohan’s own words:

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Timothy M. Rohan is associate professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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