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    CASE STUDY: THE EAMES HOUSE

    In the mid-1940s, as the United States faced the postwar challenge of housing three million returning soldiers, a few architects in Southern California rejected the idea of identical houses in suburban developments. The "Case Study House Program" initiated in 1945 by Arts and Architecture magazine, enlisted the talents of eight architects including Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen.

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    OLD PRAGUE AND NEW

    Built on seven hills and intersected by the meandering River Vltava (Moldau), Prague offers a stunning array of architecture. From Romanesque and Gothic to cubist and functionalist, the Czech Republic capital is one of the few cities where so many diverse forms of architectural expression coexist comfortably. Every era of the city's history is reflected in its buildings.

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    MULTIPLYING LIGHT

    Two years ago, seven architects in Portland, Oregon were invited to design chandeliers in collaboration with artisans of the Bullseye Glass Company. Architecture critic Randy Gragg was the curator of the resulting exhibit, "Multiplied Light." — Editor

    Dictionary defined as a lighting fixture hung from a ceiling with branches for candles or light bulbs, what we call the chandelier, most likely began with a pine knot hung on a strap of skin.

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    Stone-Faced Sentinels with Their Eyes on You — New York Times, 2002.0419

    At Show House, Designers Turn Down the Volume — New York Times, 2002.0418

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    The Dream Life of Buildings — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0415

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    A Plan without a Master — New York Times, 2002.0414

    Architecture as a Cultural Discipline — STL Today, 2002.0414

    Architecture Commentary: Graves' CTC Design a Mismatch — Star Tribune, 2002.0414

    Industrial Lark — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0414

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