MAGAZINE published an article about the Sarasota School of
Architecture, and Architect, William Rupp, in its October 2010 issue.
"Florida's Gentle Modernism"
includes eight pages of beautiful photographs by Undine Prohl, and is
written by Andres Lepik, Curator of Architecture & Design at the
Museum Of Modern Art, New York City.
WILLIAM RUPP ran Paul
Rudolph's office in Sarasota, before starting his own architectural
firm. Rupp describes his first experience with Rudolph:
students at the University of Florida in the early 50s began to hear of
an architect named Twitchell doing some remarkable work. Some students
went down and reported that, in fact, the work was being done by a young
Harvard man named Rudolph. Soon the publications were being sought and
studied. A field trip was organized to see Frank Lloyd Wright's campus
at Lakeland and over to Sarasota for the work of Twitchell and Rudolph.
Both principals were out of town but an accommodating young man, Mark
Hampton, their sole employee, took us on the tour. It is no
understatement to say that we felt that we had found The Answer." - Paul Rudolph: The Florida Years, by William Rupp (1978)
Rupp went on to have his own brilliant career. He was an important part
of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and in 1962, Rupp was featured
by Life magazine in its special issue "The Takeover Generation-The 100
Most Outstanding Young Men and Women in the United States." L-R:Victor Lundy, Gene Leedy, William Rupp, Tim Seibert, Bert Brosmith, Paul Rudolph
The Rupp house later fell into disrepair, and was brought back to life by Seibert Architects. The HAUSER article is about the architects, the house, and its sensitive adaptation to today's needs.
If you cannot find a copy of Hauser Magazine, email me for a link to the article, in German.
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