The architect Paul Rudolph was born 100 years ago today. Hugely influential in the 1950s and 1960s, Rudolph was among the most important architects of post-war modernism in America. This Friday, October 26th, the Library of Congress will celebrate the centennial with a symposium that will include discussion of Rudolph’s designs as well as his work as a theorist and educator. Next month, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation‘s annual festival of mid-century architecture will be devoted to the work and legacy of Paul Rudolph.
Here’s a lovely short film featuring preeminent Rudolph scholar Timothy M. Rohan, which we created on the occasion of Timothy’s splendid publication The Architecture of Paul Rudolph.