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JANE JACOBS, CITY SEER

Jane Jacobs, who turned 20th-century modernist urban thinking on its head in 1961 with the publication of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, died last week in Toronto, nine days shy of her 90th birthday. — Published 2006.0510

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TWO INTERNATIONAL MASTERS

In March, 2005, the world of architecture lost two 20th century masters: Ralph Erskine of the United Kingdom and Kenzo Tange of Japan. Each died at the age of 91 after a long and influential career. Tange is remembered for building Japan out of the ashes of World War II with structural dynamism. Erskine became well known for his humanist town planning in Britain and Sweden. — Published 2005.0413

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REMEMBERING FAY JONES

The architecture community mourns the loss of E. Fay Jones, who died on August 30, 2004 at the age of 83. While many notable architects strain for the limelight, Fay Jones was content to work quietly and tirelessly in the tranquility of his small office in Fayetteville, Arkansas. — Published 2004.0915

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LEARNING FROM PIERRE KOENIG

"It was my notion, when I started, to make anonymous architecture for ordinary people." Pierre Koenig (1925 - 2004)

Ironically, the beautiful steel houses of Pierre Koenig, with their stunning, frank simplicity, graceful proportions, and sunny, contextually attuned openness, could hardly expect anonymity in an American landscape of neocolonial, neoclassical, and neovernacular norms. — Published 2004.0421

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