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Gordon Bunshaft (May 9, 1909August 6, 1990) was a 20th century architect educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is one of the worlds leading research institutions in science and technology. ...


Bunshaft worked with Edward Durell Stone, worked three months for industrial designer Raymond Loewy, whom he considered a phony, eventually becoming a partner in the New York office of the young firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Edward Durrell Stone (1902 Fayetteville, Arkansas - 1978 New York City), American modernist twentieth century architect. ... Raymond Loewy standing on one of his designs, the Pennsylvania Railroads S1 steam locomotive. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Shaklee Terraces, San Francisco, designed in 1982 with a flush aluminum facade and rounded corners. ...


Bunshaft was a modernist whose early influences included Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. His best-known design is the Lever House, built as a corporate headquarters for the soap company Lever Brothers. His design for the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Branch Bank (1953), the first post-war 'transparent' bank on the east coast, is a modernist gem. Bunshaft's only single-family residence is the 2300 square foot (210 m²) Travertine House, built for his own family and owned by Martha Stewart from 1995 through 2005. The house was destroyed in July 2005 by its new owner Donald Maharam. Modern architecture is a broad term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was an architect and designer. ... Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887–August 27, 1965) was a Swiss architect famous for what is now called modernism or the International Style, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Theo van Doesburg. ... Lever House, by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill on Park Avenue in New York City, is the quintessential and seminal glass box International Style skyscraper. ... Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is a television and magazine personality known for her cooking, gardening, etiquette, and arts and crafts projects, and as a general lifestyle guide and homemaker. ...


In the 1950s, Bunshaft was hired by the State Department's Office of Foreign Building Operations as a collaborator on the design for several US consulates in Germany. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is the branch of the United States Department of State charged with constructing, purchasing, and maintaining buildings and real estate in other countries. ... The term Consulate can refer to: the office or the period in office of a consul a diplomatic consulate the French Consulate which governed between 1799 and 1804 a brand of menthol cigarettes Consulate This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share...

Exterior of the Hirshorn Museum, facing Independence Avenue
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Exterior of the Hirshorn Museum, facing Independence Avenue

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (819x614, 161 KB) Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; digital photo by User:Postdlf, 1-8-05 File links The following pages link to this file: Gordon Bunshaft Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden User:Postdlf/images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (819x614, 161 KB) Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; digital photo by User:Postdlf, 1-8-05 File links The following pages link to this file: Gordon Bunshaft Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden User:Postdlf/images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably...

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Lever House, by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill on Park Avenue in New York City, is the quintessential and seminal glass box International Style skyscraper. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a major showplace for modern art and contemporary art in the western New York Region. ... The Hamptons, shown highlighted The Hamptons refer to a number of places near the east end of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York, that is a well-known summer colony. ... Yale Universitys Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Elm City Official website: www. ... Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced ; French: Bruxelles, pronounced in Belgian French and often by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of... The Marine Midland Building (also HSBC Bank Building) is a 52-story office building located at 140 Broadway in Manhattans financial district. ... ... Lyndon B. Johnson library in Austin, Texas. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World, ATX Official website: www. ... The Solow Building from 6th Avenue and 57th Street during the day The Solow Building (also known as 9 W. 57 St) is a skyscraper located in Manhattan just west of 5th Avenue, sandwiched between the 57th and 58th Street. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The exterior of the Hirshhorn Museum The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is an art museum located in Washington, DC on the National Mall and designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

External links

  • Oral history interview with Gordon Bunshaft. Chicago Architects Oral History Project, The Art Institute of Chicago. URL accessed on October 13, 2005.
  • Wrecking Ball. MetaFilter. URL accessed on October 12, 2005. Discussion and links about preservation and rebuilding of the Bunshaft Residence, aka "Travertine House.".
  • Bunshaft Photo Gallery. The Pritzker Architecture Prize. URL accessed on October 12, 2005.
Preceded by:
Kenzo Tange
Pritzker Prize
1988
co-awardee with Oscar Niemeyer
Succeeded by:
Frank Gehry

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Gordon Bunshaft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Gordon Bunshaft (May 9, 1909–August 6, 1990) was a 20th century architect educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bunshaft worked with Edward Durell Stone, worked three months for industrial designer Raymond Loewy, whom he considered a phony, eventually becoming a partner in the New York office of the young firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
Bunshaft's only single-family residence is the 2300 square foot (210 m²) Travertine House, built for his own family and owned by Martha Stewart from 1995 through 2005.
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Citation to Gordon Bunshaft from the Pritzker Jury
Gordon Bunshaft is an architect of modest claims and significant deeds.
Gordon Bunshaft has defined the corporate headquarters building, a structure as important for our commercial culture as the palace and the church were for an earlier royal or religious age, with consummate art and skill.
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