Rudofsky, Bernard, 1905-1988

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1905-04-19
Death 1988-03-12
Austrians
German

Biographical notes:

Architect, exhibition organizer, and architectural theorist.

From the description of Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79305976

Biographical/Historical Note

  • 1905: Born April 13.
  • 1922 - 1928 : Attends Technische Hochschule, Vienna.
  • 1928: Receives masters in architecture and English.
  • 1928 - 1929 : Works in office of Professor O.R. Salvisberg, Dean, School of Architecture, Berlin.
  • 1930 - 1931 : Associate of Professor S. Theiss, Dean, School of Architecture, Vienna.
  • 1931: Receives doctorate.
  • 1932 - 1935 : Ghost architect for national competitions, Capri, Naples.
  • 1935 - 1936 : Study trip to the United States.
  • 1936: Designs Casa Oro, Naples.
  • 1937 - 1938 : Partner of Giovanni Ponti, Milan, and editor of Domus.
  • 1938 - 1941 : Independent architect, São Paolo, Brazil.
  • 1941: Second visit to the United States upon the invitation of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) as the Brazilian winner of an inter-American design competition. Permanently resides in New York until his death.
  • 1942 - 1943 : Associate Editor and Art Director, New Pencil Points (now known as Progressive Architecture).
  • 1944 - 1945 : Director of Apparel Research, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Guest Director of Exhibitions, MoMA, for "Are Clothes Modern?"
  • 1945: Receives New York State architectural license.
  • 1946 - 1949 : Editorial and Art Director, Interiors.
  • 1956: Guest Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for "Textiles U.S.A."
  • 1956 - 1957 : Bemis Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • 1957 - 1958 : Chief Architect and Originator of the United States Government Exhibitions at the United States Pavilion, Brussels Universal Exposition.
  • 1958 - 1960 : Research Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo.
  • 1961: Visiting Critic, Graduate School of Architecture, Yale University.
  • 1961 - 1965 : Consultant, Department of Architecture, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
  • 1961 - 1963 : Member, Advisory Screening Committee on Art & Architecture, United States Government Awards.
  • 1964: Guest Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for "Architecture without architects."
  • 1965: Guest Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for "Japanese Manuscript Maps" with works from his own collection.
  • 1965 - 1966 : Visiting Professor of Art, Yale.
  • 1975: Guest Professor of Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.
  • 1979 - 1981 : Smithsonian Scholar in Residence, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York.
  • 1988: Dies in New York.

From the guide to the Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987, (Getty Research Institute)

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Subjects:

  • Architecture--Brazil--São Paulo
  • Architecture--Italy--Capri
  • Clothing and dress
  • Architecture--United States
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Fashion design
  • Architecture

Occupations:

  • Photographers

Places:

  • Brazil--São Paulo (as recorded)
  • Italy--Capri (as recorded)
  • Italy--Naples (as recorded)
  • Thera Island (Greece) (as recorded)
  • Greece (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)