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"New Blue: Recent Work of Graduates of the Yale School of Architecture, 1978-1998"
2001-09-04 until 2001-10-19
Yale School of Architecture Galleries
New Haven, CT,
USA United States of America
Some of the most distinguished and innovative young architects of our day will be celebrated this fall when the Yale School of Architecture turns the spotlight on its own recent graduates.
Titled New Blue: Recent Work of Graduates of the Yale School of Architecture, 1978-1998, the exhibition will present the work of such illustrious alumni as Maya Lin, Marion Weiss, Doug Garafolo, Lise Anne Couture, Constance Adams, Patricia Patkau, Carol Burns, Gilbert Schafer, Alexander Gorlin, Charles Lazor and many others who have already made their indelible mark on the visual landscape.
Our graduates have historically been leaders of the profession for generations, said Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the School of Architecture. This is the generation that was raised in the post-modernism debate of the 1980s, and they are now flourishing.
The exhibition examines the work of the men and women who studied at the School during the tenures of deans Cesar Pelli, Thomas Beeby and Fred Koetter. It was a time when, in the wake of the collapse of Modernism, Yale emerged as a forum for opposing views and a center of vibrant diversity, renowned for its challenges to the fashionable dogmas of the day. Visiting professors, such as the influential theorists Leon Krier and Demetri Porphyrios, helped to keep the atmosphere charged with fresh and stimulating ideas.