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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Bonfire of Stone
02/07/2020

Bonfire of Stone Pdf

In line with the 20th anniversary of the death of Enric Miralles on 3 July 2000, we reprint Luis Fernández-Galiano's tribute to the Catalan architect, published in AV Monografías 87-88.

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Milton Glaser (1929-2020)
29/06/2020

Milton Glaser (1929-2020)

The New York Times

Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo. He was also a founder of New York magazine, created a memorable Bob Dylan poster and produced designs for everything from supermarkets...

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Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84
01/06/2020

Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84

The Guardian

Bulgarian creator of large-scale public artworks worked in collaboration with wife Jeanne-Claude. Christo studied in Sofia and then defected to the west in 1957, stowing away on a train from Prague to Vienna...

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Dietmar Steiner (1951-2020)
19/05/2020

Dietmar Steiner (1951-2020)

With Dietmar Steiner, the internationally debated architecture and urban planning culture loses one of its pioneers. Born in 1951, Dietmar Steiner studied architecture with Ernst A. Plischke and Gustav Peichl, among others...

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Jaquelin Robertson (1933-2020)
12/05/2020

Jaquelin Robertson (1933-2020)

Architectural Record

A renowned architect and planner, Jaquelin Robertson started his career in New York City government, where his influence remains to this day...

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Carlos Martí Aris (1948-2020)
02/05/2020

Carlos Martí Aris (1948-2020)

Fernando Moral

On the first of May, the architect, historian, critic, and editor Carlos Martí Aris passed away in Barcelona, the city where he was born in 1948. He was a leading intellectual compass within the profession in Spain, and a prominent member of the brilliant generation...

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French architect Michel Andrault dies
17/04/2020

French architect Michel Andrault dies

Le Monde / François Chaslin

Michel Andrault passed away on 5 April at the age of 93. Among other works, the French architect in collaboration with Pierre Parat built the AGF headquarters in Madrid...

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Michael Sorkin, 1948-2020
15/04/2020

Michael Sorkin, 1948-2020

Texas Architects / Juan Miró

The nightmare of the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly afflicted the architectural community. First, from Italy, came the news of Vittorio Gregotti’s passing. Then, on March 26...

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Rifat Chadirji (1926-2020)
13/04/2020

Rifat Chadirji (1926-2020)

The National

Rifat Chadirji, a man often referred to as the father of modern Iraqi architecture, has died after contracting coronavirus... (Photo gallery)

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Luigi Feltrin (1934-2020)
13/04/2020

Luigi Feltrin (1934-2020)

The Spaces

Luigi Feltrin, the founder of Italian furniture brand Arper, has died in Venice at the age of 85 after contracting COVID-19...

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Michael McKinnell (1935-2020)
02/04/2020

Michael McKinnell (1935-2020)

The Architect's Newspaper

British-American architect Noel Michael McKinnell died of pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19...

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Michael Sorkin Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change
30/03/2020

Michael Sorkin Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change

The New York Times

Mr. Sorkin, who died of the coronavirus, promoted social justice in his prodigious output of essays, lectures and designs...

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Yona Friedman (1923-2020)
22/02/2020

Yona Friedman (1923-2020)

The Architect's Newspaper

The Hungarian-born French architect and urban planner has died. His 1956 manifesto Mobile Architecture argued that the built environment should empower its inhabitants...

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Roger Scruton, 1944-2020
15/01/2020

Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The conservative British philosopher died on 12 January at the age of 75, succumbing to cancer. A public intellectual and prolific writer, he left behind – besides several...

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Franz Schulze (1927-2019)
12/12/2019

Franz Schulze (1927-2019)

Society of Architectural Historians

Franz Schulze, a prolific Chicago art critic and educator who chronicled the lives and work of two of the 20th century’s most consequential architects died (December 9, 2019)...

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Charles Jencks, 1939-2019
17/10/2019

Charles Jencks, 1939-2019

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Before becoming the most eloquent propagandist of postmodern architecture, Charles Jencks was a sharp and heretic historian of modernity...

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Charles Jencks obituary
15/10/2019

Charles Jencks obituary

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Charles Jencks, the architectural historian, co-founder of the Maggie’s Centres and designer of cosmic gardens...

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Carlos Cruz-Diez has died
02/08/2019

Carlos Cruz-Diez has died

The Economist

The Venezuelan artist, who died on July 27th, was an inventor of “kinetic art”. He spent most of his career in Paris...

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Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Dies at 78
01/08/2019

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Dies at 78

Firenze

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, a Florentine architect known for founding the Radical design movement collective, Superstudio, passed away on July 30...

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Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)
04/06/2019

Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)

Chicago Sun Times

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken giant of Chicago architecture, has died at age 88. He designed hundreds of structures around the world, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum...

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Michael Wolf (1954-2019)
29/04/2019

Michael Wolf (1954-2019)

The Guardian

From Japanese commuters pressed against train windows to the high-rise hutches of Hong Kong, the German photographer caught the effects of global capitalism on humans...

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Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)
26/03/2019

Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)

The New York Times

Florence Knoll Bassett, a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture...

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Kevin Roche (1922-2019)
04/03/2019

Kevin Roche (1922-2019)

The New York Times

Kevin Roche, the Dublin-born American architect whose modernist buildings, at once bold and refined, gave striking new identities to corporations...

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Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019)
19/02/2019

Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019)

Domus

Alessandro Mendini, architect, designer and artist has been twice director of Domus. Born in Milan in 1931, he was one of the undisputed protagonists of Italian design...

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Paul Andreu (1938 - 2018)
12/10/2018

Paul Andreu (1938 - 2018)

El País

The French architect who built terminals in over 50 countries has died in Paris at the age of 80...

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Jencks, Eisenman, FAT, and more remember Robert Venturi
28/09/2018

Jencks, Eisenman, FAT, and more remember Robert Venturi

The Architects Newspaper

Robert Venturi passed away at age 93, and there has been an overwhelming response from the architecture community...

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All the colors of Vicente Verdú
24/09/2018

All the colors of Vicente Verdú

El País Semanal

His forms and colors, his capture of them and his reasons, speak for themselves, on their own, with no need for additions or subterfuge.

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Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93
20/09/2018

Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

The New York Times

Robert Venturi, the influential American architect and theorist whose buildings and best-selling books helped inspire the movement known as postmodernism...

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Paul Virilio (1932-2018)
19/09/2018

Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

El País

The French urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio, former director of studies at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, has died at the age of 86...

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From Verb to Verse to Vision. Vicente Verdú, 1942-2018
10/09/2018

From Verb to Verse to Vision. Vicente Verdú, 1942-2018

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Journalist, poet, and painter, Vicente Verdú went from the intellectual prose that became his profession to the emotive lyricism into which he poured his intuition, and on...

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