Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Orleans Architecture in Moscow 1958

An earlier post addressed Charles Colbert's Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and its inclusion in the important 1958 US State Department/American Institute of Architects "Cities U.S.A." Exhibition in Moscow, which was part of the 5th Congress of the Union Internationale des Architectes. Colbert's work was selected along with projects by Pietro Belluschi, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, SOM, Mies van der Rohe, TAC, & Minoru Yamasaki. The New Orleans firms of Freret & Wolf/Andry & Feitel/Ricciuti, Stoffle & Associates also contributed photographic documentation of their Tulane University Women's Graduate Dormitory Building, Johnston Hall, which had garnered international acclaim (razed).

Image above: William Wilson Atkin, Booklet for "Cities U.S.A." Exhibition, Moscow 1958. Folder 1956, Freret & Wolf Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries.

Read more about the dormitory in Architectural Forum 104 (April 1956): pp. 154-159.

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