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Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987

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Finding aid for the Bernard Rudofsky papers, ca. 1910-1987

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 Paulo, 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.



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