Tag Archives: Robert A.M. Stern

Philly’s new revo museum

Got a nice mailing the other day from RAMSA – that is, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Bob Stern’s firm, in New York City. Open the flyer and a photo on two flaps emerges of the Museum of the American Revolution, … Continue reading

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Ugly by accident or design?

Christopher Woodward, the director of London’s Garden Museum, wrote “Why Are So Many New Buildings Ugly?” for its website. He had read British critic Stephen Bayley’s 2013 book Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything, and describes an exchange Bayley had with … Continue reading

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Yale’s ‘edifice complex’?

Hartford Courant architecture critic Duo Dickinson has written a fine piece on Yale’s two new residential colleges, under construction in New Haven. Yale’s expenditure of more than half a billion (b) to recapture the work of architect James Gamble Rogers’s … Continue reading

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Ross Award laureates, 2016

This year’s winners of the Arthur Ross Awards have been announced by their sponsor, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The institute is the leading organization in the United States fostering classical and traditional architecture and its allied arts: … Continue reading

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6th annual Bulfinch winners

The New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art has announced this year’s winners of its Bulfinch Awards, which honor work in classical architecture, urbanism and allied arts. This year for the first time the chapter invited … Continue reading

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Save the Four Seasons!

The owners of the famous Four Seasons restaurant in the famous Seagram Building want to renovate its Pool Room. No less an eminento than Robert A.M. Stern, America’s only classical starchitect, writes to defend its modern design. His piece is … Continue reading

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Tennis in Newport, anyone?

Here is an illustration of the proposed addition to the Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, which includes the famous Casino designed by McKim, Mead & White back in the 1880s. The groundbreaking is tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12:30, and after … Continue reading

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Starchitorture torched

Curbed.com recently published a list, compiled by Spencer Peterson, of rejected modernist projects proposed by certifiable starchitects. Of this list it may be said with confidence that it is not long enough, not by far. The seven rejects include Steven … Continue reading

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Ramp it up, Bob! Ramp it up!

Robert A.M. Stern, the only classicist among American starchitects, designed a new building for the Museum of the American Revolution, in Philly, a couple of years ago. The design, which was neocolonial, hit the usual buzzsaw wielded by the usual … Continue reading

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Illustrations for “Paradise Planned” column

Here are illustrations for today’s column, published earlier, called “Garden suburbs as ‘Paradise Planned.’ ” Eventually they will appear with the Journal’s online version of the column as they once did with my old blog, and will be linked weekly … Continue reading

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