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Author Moore, Charles W., 1925-1993, compiler

Title The Yale Mathematics Building competition : architecture for a time of questioning / Charles W. Moore and Nicholas Pyle, editors
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1974


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Description viii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents Introduction / Charles Moore -- The Scene / Charles Moore -- The Problem and the Winning Design / C. E. Rickart -- The Entries / Charles Moore and Nicholas Pyle -- Stage I Entries -- Stage II Entries -- The Winning Design -- Yale Mathematics Building Competition Program
Summary In 1969 Yale University announced a two-stage competition to design a new building for its mathematics department. The competition was unusual because it asked for a "workable, economical, generally nonmonumental" building that responded to an exacting program and a difficult site.The response was notable-1600 applicants and 468 entries-and the results were interesting because the unanimously chosen winner was Venturi and Rauch, the Philadelphia firm whose designs have stirred great controversy in the profession. This book is an illustrated chronicle of the competition. The editors examine not only the winning design but a cross section of the other entries, which show a broad and vivid array of serious solutions to a complex design problem. Over 150 reproductions illustrate in detail the designs of Venturi and Rauch, the other four finalists, and about twenty-five selected entrants. This book provides an illuminating look at the state of American architecture fifty years after the start of the Modern Movement. -- from book jacket
Analysis Universities Connecticut New Haven Yale University Mathematics Department Buildings Architectural design Competitions, 1969-1970
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Yale University. Mathematics Building
Architecture -- Competitions.
Architecture -- Design and plans
Architecture -- Designs and plans.
Author Pyle, Nicholas, compiler
LC no. 73077162
ISBN 0300016212