The architecture of influence: Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture Building at Yale

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyd, Gary A. en
dc.contributor.advisor McCartney, Kevin en Mulrooney, Sarah Bernadette 2015-10-29T09:46:01Z 2014 2014
dc.identifier.citation Mulrooney, S. B. 2014. The architecture of influence: Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture Building at Yale. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.description.abstract Focussing on Paul Rudolph’s Art & Architecture Building at Yale, this thesis demonstrates how the building synthesises the architect’s attitude to architectural education, urbanism and materiality. It tracks the evolution of the building from its origins – which bear a relationship to Rudolph’s pedagogical ideas – to later moments when its occupants and others reacted to it in a series of ways that could never have been foreseen. The A&A became the epicentre of the university’s counter culture movement before it was ravaged by a fire of undetermined origins. Arguably, it represents the last of its kind in American architecture, a turning point at the threshold of postmodernism. Using an archive that was only made available to researchers in 2009, this is the first study to draw extensively on the research files of the late architectural writer and educator, C. Ray Smith. Smith’s 1981 manuscript about the A&A entitled “The Biography of a Building,” was never published. The associated research files and transcripts of discussions with some thirty interviewees, including Rudolph, provide a previously unavailable wealth of information. Following Smith’s methodology, meetings were recorded with those involved in the A&A including, where possible, some of Smith’s original interviewees. When placed within other significant contexts – the physicality of the building itself as well as the literature which surrounds it – these previously untold accounts provide new perspectives and details, which deepen the understanding of the building and its place within architectural discourse. Issues revealed include the importance of the influence of Louis Kahn’s Yale Art Gallery and Yale’s Collegiate Gothic Campus on the building’s design. Following a tumultuous first fifty years, the A&A remains an integral part of the architectural education of Yale students and, furthermore, constitutes an important didactic tool for all students of architecture. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
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dc.subject A&A en
dc.subject Corbusier en
dc.subject Gropius en
dc.subject Kahn en
dc.subject Rudolph en
dc.subject Smith en
dc.subject New Haven en
dc.subject Wright en
dc.subject Yale en
dc.subject Architecture en
dc.subject Urbanism en
dc.subject Art en
dc.subject Biography en
dc.subject Concrete en
dc.subject Fire en
dc.subject Influence en
dc.subject Modernism en
dc.subject Pedagogy en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.title The architecture of influence: Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture Building at Yale en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Architecture) en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en Cork Centre For Architectural Education en
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dc.check.embargoformat Hard bound copy in Library only en
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