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  • Kyle Tata

    Kyle Tata
    Last year’s much-maligned Sondheim finalist show was dominated by photographs that felt desperate to appear relevant. While Kyle Tata works in the same medium, his photographs seem to take the opposite, high-modernist approach of eschewing any sense of relevancy and embracing formalism to the extreme. In fact, Tata says that his work is an investigation of the ways that modernism “haunts the American landscape”—especially in the works of Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Some of the photographs, such as 'Parking Garage'—with its regular concrete grid—make a direct architectural allusion; others, such as 'A Broken Shot Glass for Mies,' seem more akin to Man Ray than Mies Van Der Rohe in everything but the title. 'Chicago, 1942' is a beautifully foggy black and white picture of a man (or two men, I'm not sure) that both evokes the height of modernism and subverts it with its lack of clarity, making something nostalgic of the modern.
  • Robert Schuller: A patron of modernist architecture

    Robert Schuller: A patron of modernist architecture
    He began with a drive-in church designed by Richard Neutra located just three miles from Disneyland. Over time he added a telegenic cathedral by Philip Johnson and a shimmering, cylindrical "hospitality center," with an auditorium and cafe, by Richard...

    German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor. Sponsored by Chicago's...

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...