Message - Re: Esp. to Cornellians: what makes Cornell special

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Posted by  steveA on March 11, 2004 at 11:00:24:

In Reply to:  Re: Esp. to Cornellians: what makes Cornell special posted by transfer on March 09, 2004 at 22:45:59:

The Cornell culture is really a result of its developmnet during the 70s and 80s. Of-course its grown in different directions, but that is the foundation. The primary theoretical influence was Colin Rowe.
His students became some of the leading academics of the last part of the millenium. It is a culture that does not reject architectural history, but embraces it. Precedent study is prevalent. Urban considerations are prevalent. Europe, Italy in particular are seen as a vast resource for modern interpretations. Le Corbusier is preferred over Sullivan or Kahn. Wright rates very high though his influence at Cornell is small compared to Corbu. It is a formalist school as opposed to one of representation. CMU in contrast has a social and technological bent. Spatial experience is low on the priority list there, and very high at Cornell.
Some of the names that have a connection to Colin Rowe and/or Cornell include: Meier, Eisenmann, Gwathmey, Hejduk, Seligmann, Ungers, Chimacoff, H. Cobb, Val Warke, F. Koetter, M.Dennis, K. Frampton, and most of the Syracuse faculty. That's just the old guys. Their students and emloyees also carry on in the Cornell vein- J. Garrison, M. Robbins now at Syracuse, B. Middleton, Marlene Davis at Tennesee, Ken Schwartz, J.Ostland and many more. I've no doubt left out some very obvious ones. SA

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