The heart of the American Revolution, Boston became home to midnight rides and at least one wild tea party. Yet this spirit of rebellion is tempered by a deep conservatism that has shaped the urban landscape since the 19th century. Drive through the South End, with its rows of Victorian-era townhouses, or up past the brick federals on Beacon Hill, and you might begin to think that the independent spirit of the city’s founders lives on mostly in the local driving habits.
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- The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance.
- I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,…
The Northern California chapter of Docomomo will present its October heritage lecture on the works of 20th century architect Gardner A. Dailey, a prominent figure in the Bay Area known for his creation of the Second Bay Tradition style. His most recognized works include the Red Cross Headquarters, the Brazil Building on Treasure Island, buildings at UC Berkeley and the Marin Luther King Middle School. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 6 pm.
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- We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
- It's easy to obsess over mid-century design and forget what came before it and ignore modernism's evolution during the six decades since.