McGuigan, center, says that authenticity is the key to designing a successful building.
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Critic discusses writing about buildings

April 12, 2011 • 1
Newsweek Magazine’s architecture critic Cathleen McGuigan had forgotten her tape recorder at her first interview 30 years ago, but the lapse turned out to be a minor problem, as all the answers she received were monosyllabic. She was interviewing Andy Warhol. McGuigan, whose writing has appeared in several national magazines and newspapers such as Harper’s »
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UCS little help in search for arts jobs

October 1, 2009 • 8
For the hundreds of Yalies looking for jobs in industries such as finance or consulting, the job search process is, though difficult, straightforward. A cover letter, on-campus recruitment fairs and an impressive interview can spell a success story. But for students looking for a career in the arts, the story is quite different. Career counseling »
The play “The Master Builder” stars David Chandler (left) as Halvard Solness and Susan Heyward (right) as Hilda Wangel.
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‘Builder’ illustrates universal themes

September 22, 2009 • 0
A horizontal house suspended against the backdrop of a vertical stretch of cloudy blue sky invites the audience at the University Theatre to explore the ascendency, liberation and fall of the stage’s most famous architect. Staff reporter Zeynep Pamuk investigates the production. The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s “The Master Builder,” directed by »
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Architecture School invites younger lecturers

September 18, 2009 • 1
Although lecturers at the School of Architecture have typically been established professionals, the up-and-coming Mia Hagg, the 39 year-old co-founder and partner of Paris-based architecture firm Habiter Autrement, was given the stage last night to speak about her firm’s experimental housing and master planning projects around the world. The weekly lectures series is a regular »
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Gwathmey ARC ’62 remembered at memorial

September 14, 2009 • 2
NEW YORK — At a star-studded memorial service at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last Thursday, a 600-person audience of architects, patrons of the art world and New York City notables gathered to remember the life and work of Charles Gwathmey ARC ’62 — the architect who recently restored Paul Rudolph Hall and designed the »
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Architecture students put new skills to use

September 10, 2009 • 0
ter completing their first year at the Yale School of Architecture, and many hours inside studios, fifty students abandoned their traditional work areas to hammer nails, carry heavy beams, saw wood and paint walls. As part of the Vlock First Year Building Project, a mandatory part of the architecture curriculum, first-year students design and build »
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ART REVIEW | Tough choices for art’s future

September 8, 2009 • 1
Think of the Venus de Milo. Now try to picture her with arms. “Time Will Tell: Ethics and Choices in Conservation,” which was on display at the Yale University Art Gallery this summer, explored the techniques used and dilemmas faced by conservators in the process of preserving and restoring historic works of art in museum »
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Despite economy, gallery continues renovations

September 4, 2009 • 1
Even as the University scaled back spending, leaving dozens of capital projects on hold, Jock Reynolds, the director of the Yale University Art Gallery, found a way for his project to go forward. Defying economic odds, Reynolds raised the $76 million necessary to complete the renovation of Egerton Swartwout’s Old Art Gallery — the dilapidated »
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Briefly: Hopper sketches purchased at Art Gallery

September 2, 2009 • 0
Visitors to the Yale University Art Gallery can now observe how American painter Edward Hopper transformed a charcoal sketch depicting a wall, a door and a floor into a sunlit interior conveying eerie isolation. Earlier this summer, the gallery acquired two preparatory drawings for Hopper’s famous paintings “Rooms by the Sea” and “Western Motel,” which »
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Q&A | Stern: Gwathmey ‘a perfect gentleman’

August 28, 2009 • 0
The modernist architect Charles Gwathmey ARC ’62, who oversaw the restoration of the Art & Architecture Building and the construction of the Loria Center for the History of Art, died Aug. 3 at the age of 71. His fellow architect and longtime friend Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, the dean of the Yale School of »
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Q&A | Stern on Gwathmey’s legacy

August 6, 2009 • 2
The modernist architect Charles Gwathmey ARC ’62, who oversaw the restoration of the Art & Architecture Building and the construction of the Loria Center for the History of Art, died Monday at the age of 71. His fellow architect and longtime friend Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, »
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Few accepted to architecture school

April 22, 2009 • 2
As the grim economic situation drives job markets to a standstill, more architects are applying to professional schools but few are receiving acceptance letters. Applications at the Yale School of Archietcture reached a record high this year, driving acceptance rates to their lowest level in the past few years. Administrators cited the recession as the »