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    REEVALUATING POSTMODERNISM

    Twenty years ago the Portland (Oregon) Public Services Building by Michael Graves marked the coming of age of postmodern architecture. Arriving after noteworthy houses by Robert A.M. Stern, Robert Venturi, and others, the Portland Building was perhaps the movement's first major public building and the first to garner recognition beyond the sometimes insular world of the architecture profession.

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    HISTORIC FRENCH STYLE

    The 18th century is thought by some to be the most elegant era in European history, with French furniture from this period singled out for praise. Oblivious to the political and social turmoil that once surrounded it, French furniture radiates luxury and commands a loyal following among antique dealers, decorators, and collectors who appreciate fine craftsmanship and have the means to buy it.

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    COSTS OF "DUMB GROWTH"

    The Congress for the New Urbanism aims to change the way the United States builds its cities and towns. We want regions that are made of thriving neighborhoods, connected by efficient, effective public transportation. We want neighborhoods that feel alive, where people from all walks of life can cross each other's paths and meet their needs. We call this form of development "new urbanism," and the policies that support it are called "smart growth."

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    More Building Culture

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    World's First Industrial Designer Creates a Stir — Japan Times Online, 2002.0520

    Michael Maas Dies — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2002.0520

    The Green Room — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0519

    Building Up a Career — Delhi Newsline, 2002.0519

    Evoking the Past by Design — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0519

    Redesigning America's Dream House — Plain Dealer, 2002.0518

    Loft Conversions May Transform Downtown Dallas — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0518

    A Landmark Argument — Newsday, 2002.0517

    A Familiar Area for Architect Team — Newsday, 2002.0517

    Downtown L.A. Wooing Residents — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0517

    Historic Church is Brighter, but Makeover Went Too Far — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2002.0517

    Lump Sum/Fixed Fee Contracts on the Rise for Design and Environmental Firms — ZweigWhite press release, 2002.0517

    Shop Soiled — Independent Digital, 2002.0516

    Pricey? In Hong Kong, Who Cares? — International Herald Tribune, 2002.0516

    Bay Watch — Boston Globe, 2002.0514

    Before Cheops, Before Stonehenge — New York Times, 2002.0512

    Neglected Treasure — Buffalo News, 2002.0512

    Minimalism with More — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0512

    Reimagining a Downtown — New York Times, 2002.0510

    Rains House Can't Weather Storm — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0510

    Architect Has Harsh Words for Sydney — The Mercury, 2002.0508

    At Workshop, Students Tackle Real-Life Problems — New York Times, 2002.0508

    Bush Dedicates Historic Building to Eisenhower — AIArchitect, 2002.0507

    In the Family Way — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0504

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