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    BUILDING HERITAGE IN BRNO

    In the heart of Europe, Brno is proud of its architectural reminders of the past, many of which are being revitalized today. Modernist buildings of the 1920s and 30s, including the Tugendhadt Villa by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, are receiving renewed international attention and inspiring new construction.

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    BRUCE GOFF COMES TO REST AMONG PEERS

    In a 20-month project that culminated in October 2000, Seattle architect Grant Gustafson, AIA took responsibility for the disposition of the remains of the late Bruce Goff eighteen years after the death of the unique teacher and self-taught, iconoclastic architect.

    Gustafson designed a marker, secured funding for it and a burial plot, and brought together Goff aficionados to pay a tribute to the master as he was laid among other greats of 20th century architecture.

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    POSTCARD FROM ATHENS

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    If you think of Athens as the once-upon-a time capital of the classical world, you may be surprised to find out that after the fall of the ancient Greek civilization, the "city" dwindled at one point to a village of about 400 individuals.

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    THE GLAMOUR OF SIMPLICITY: AMERICAN MODERNISM

    Book Review:

    Modernism Rediscovered, by Pierluigi Serraino and Julius Shulman. Taschen Books, 2000, ISBN 3-8228-6415-3.

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    More Building Culture

    Fighting to save an architect's gem — Boston Globe, 2001.0308

    Kamal Hyder: Demolition of Afghan statues has halted — CNN, 2001.0306

    The Skyscraper as Artist's Canvas — L.A. Times, 2001.0306

    Pitch Out the T Square — Washington Post, 2001.0303

    Shock treatment — The Times (UK), 2001.0304

    Honor at Last for an Architect Who Made California His Muse — NY Times, 2001.0226 (registration required)

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