Tuesday, August 4, 2009

R.I.P - Charles Gwathmey, 1938-2009

At the age of 71 years old, died last Monday in Manhattan Charles Gwathmey.
-He's a builder (in the sense of Mies' highest compliment: "That building is built!"). His geometric juxtapositions are bludgeon-like clear, his shift of axis, his wraping of the scale sufficiently disturbing to cause the observer pleasant jitters. What will he do for us next year?- Text by, Philip Johnson (Postscript of the book: Five Architects, Oxford University Press 1975).

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