Posts Tagged ‘Paul Rudolph’

Florida House by Gene Leedy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

This midcentury modern house is for sale – or was – according to the Paul Rudolph Foundation website, which links to this great set of photos from ECOHUSET on Flickr.  See also the Rudolph Foundation’s blog for a post on this house.

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More Paul Rudolph houses – exteriors and interiors

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

More houses by Paul Rudolph. I’m not sure why I like him so much; maybe it’s the feeling that every space is designed for a party, or the use of white, or that he went so glam/space age in the 60s and 70s. I like all the low Japanese-style seating, often set in one-step-deep conversation pits.

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Paul Rudolph’s Modulightor House

Monday, May 25th, 2009

I first found out about the architect Paul Rudolph after posting an image of one of his other houses, and reading a response to it by Kelvin Dickson of the Paul Rudolph Foundation. (It’s worth reading his interesting comment about Halston’s parties there, and Liza Minelli – click below.) I’m not sure why Rudolph, who died in 1997, is not more well-known.

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When “today” had the ring of “tomorrow”

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Photos are all from the 1975 edition of Inside Today’s Home  by Ray and Sarah Faulkner, Holt Rinehart Winston. (The 1954, 1960 and 1968 editions of this book are all worth collecting too, if you can find them on abebooks.) The word “today” somehow sounded more optimistic then than it does now, though of course back then you did have the bomb to consider.

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