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By Pier Luigi Nervi, Robert Einaudi

Here's a verbal and pictorial representation of the credo that has guided one of many world's so much wonderful architects all through his occupation. "Architecture is, and needs to be, a synthesis of know-how and art." utilizing approximately 2 hundred drawings and images, together with plans, attention-grabbing information, a number of phases of building, and either inside and external perspectives of a few of his significant works, Mr. Nervi indicates how his philosophy is positioned into perform. concerning so much of his vital tasks, he discusses recommendations to numerous sensible and building specifications the place he used precast and cast-in-place concrete, emphasizing the richness of this fabric. Mr. Nervi stresses the benefits of bolstered concrete, which, he says, permits better flexibility and makes it more uncomplicated to fulfill his triple call for of financial system, technical correctness, and aesthetic pride. In predicting the way forward for structure he stresses the need of architectural suggestions which are functionally and technically sound. His ultimate comments problem his principles concerning the right process learn for structure scholars, education that may produce architects with a "far higher technical experience than some time past, a technical feel which ends up in a continuing look for fiscal efficiency."

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Almost from the beginning I worked on a master’s degree and just had to take courses where there were gaps. ”2 In making decisions about how to direct his studies, he could look to his friend Kenneth Donahue, who attended the Institute of Fine Arts at 27 28 Chicago to Pomona New York University and, Selz reports, already had a position at Queens College teaching art history. Until he learned of Donahue’s good fortune, Selz had no real idea that a living could be made in art other than by buying and selling it.

The sophistication of this program no doubt reflects upon the committee chairman’s knowledge of modernism, but it also is a reminder of the intellectual climate and resources at the University of Chicago. Selz’s attention was more and more being directed to Leon Golub and the artists of the Exhibition Momentum group—among them George Cohen, June Leaf, Cosmo Campoli, and Ray Fink. These artists, some from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), others from the Institute of Design, many with opposing views, were however united in their response to the SAIC’s decision to exclude students from its juried annual exhibition of works by artists from Chicago and vicinity.

These were big strong guys. And I was the Jew boy. I was put in there by the boss. And these were the union boys whose union meetings were in German. And they celebrated every time there was a victory, which was almost every day, by the German army.  . They’d drag in extra beer. They belonged to the German-American Bund in New York, where they marched in brown shirts, some of them. 28 The German Jewish Liebmann family had founded the brewery in the mid-nineteenth century and over generations had experienced the vagaries of political events and their effect on their business.

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