RUDOLPH and RENEWAL: Paul Rudolph and the Architecture of the Model City

This short documentary was produced by American Beat in 2008 for the Yale School of Architecture, as part of their exhibit, "Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven", to celebrate the renovation and expansion of Rudolph's Art + Architecture Building at Yale.

Yale Art + Architecture Building
Photo © Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

The film features interviews with a number of Paul Rudolph's former students, colleagues, and co-workers; archival images of Rudolph and his work in New Haven; and archival films of the city of New Haven as well as former mayor, Richard Lee, from the earliest period of urban renewal in New Haven. The film also features commentary by Doug Rae, a New Haven historian, placing Rudolph's work into the larger context of the city's renewal period during the late 1950s through the 1970s.

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