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  1. Walter Gropius

    Walter Gropius

    It is nearly impossible to overstate the importance of Walter Gropius (1883-1969) to the development of modern architecture. He founded the Bauhaus with Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe where he trained...

    02.21.10

  2. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Without Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), there would not have be the International Style we know today as the impetus for mid-century modernism. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies (who was born...

    03.05.10

  3. Henry Hill

    Henry Hill

    Though architect Henry Hill (1913-1984) was born in England, he grew up in Berkeley, California, and made his lasting architectural mark in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Chronicle has described...

    03.05.10

  4. Warren Platner

    Warren Platner

    Warren Platner was an American architect and designer known primarily for his mid-century modernist interior design and furniture. Platner was born in 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied...

    01.04.10

  5. Achille Castiglioni

    Achille Castiglioni

    Achille Castiglioni, an Italian designer known for turning everyday industrial items into modern masterpieces, was born in 1913 in Milan. He studied architecture and then began designing with his...

    01.25.10

  6. Alexander Girard

    Alexander Girard

    Born in New York City in 1907, Girard was raised and educated in Italy by an American mother and French-Italian father. Much of his most famous work emerged from his time as the director of fabric...

    03.10.10

  7. Anna Castelli Ferrieri

    Anna Castelli Ferrieri

    Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918–2006) trained as an architect at Milan Polytechnic Institute, one of the first women to graduate its program. She then apprenticed under Italian Rationalist...

    01.04.10

  8. Lina Bo Bardi

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    01.18.10

  9. Arthur Witthoefft

    Witthoefft was an architect in the Manhattan office of corporate modernists Skidmore, Owings & Merrill during the 1950s.

    01.19.10

  10. Keith Campbell

    01.25.10

  11. Stanley TIgerman

    Stanley TIgerman

    Stanley Tigerman is an American architect born in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Tigerman attended MIT, Yale, and the Chicago Institute of Design, and has spent the majority of his career working and t...

    01.29.10

  12. John Lautner

    John Lautner

    John Lautner is one of the best known among modernist architects who worked in southern California in the mid-20th century. Born in 1911, Lautner spent six years studying at Frank Lloyd Wright's...

    01.29.10

  13. Bruno Taut

    Bruno Taut

    Bruno Taut was an early modernist architect and urban planner. After studying and doing apprentice work in architecture and construction, Taut started his own firm in Berlin with his brother Max....

    02.01.10

  14. Rudolph Schindler

    Rudolph Schindler

    Rudolph Schindler was one of the first wave of modern architects to make their names in America. Born in Vienna, Schindler studied with architectural luminaries Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner, and in...

    02.03.10

  15. Richard Neutra

    Richard Neutra

    Richard Neutra (1892-1970) was one of the giants of 20th-century architecture. His importance to the modernist movement as a whole as well as to the rise of modernism in California cannot be...

    02.03.10

  16. Vladimir Ossipoff

    Vladimir Ossipoff

    Vladimir Ossipoff (1907-1998) spent most of his career working in Hawaii, and became the most significant modernist architect in the state's history. Ossipoff was born in Vladivostok, Russia, spent...

    02.05.10

  17. Kenzo Tange

    Kenzo Tange

    Kenzo Tange was a Japanese architect, born in 1913 in Osaka. He attended the University of Tokyo for engineering, and later became an assistant professor and then full professor in that department....

    02.08.10

  18. Jorn Utzon

    Jorn Utzon

    Though Danish architect Jorn Utzon contributed a number of buildings to the modern canon, one remains the pinnacle of his career and easily the most recognizable building in the southern hemisphere...

    02.08.10

  19. Philip Johnson

    Philip Johnson

    Absenting Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson was perhaps the most famous and influential American architect of the 20th century. The Pritzker Prize winner (1979) was a pioneer in American modernism...

    02.10.10

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