Robert A.M. Stern will step down from his post at the Yale School of Architecture this year, but not before helping to curate an exhibition that explores the school’s legacy—and his own
There’s an anonymous drawing in “Pedagogy & Place,” the current exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture (YSA), purportedly sent to the school’s dean, Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, around the time he assumed his post in 1998. It features two images, side by side: on the left, the muscularly ultramodern Paul Rudolph structure from 1963 that houses the YSA; and on the right, a “renovated” version of the same, done over with classical columns and tacked-on pediments and swags. Its satirical message—that Stern, perceived by critics as an arch Postmodernist, would remake the school after his own historicist image—is as clear and keen today as it must have been nearly two decades ago.
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