Michael Graves

Portland Building, Remodeled Instead of Demolished, Might Lose Historic Status

A renovation saved the Portland Building, designed by postmodern pioneer Michael Graves, from demolition, but its likely doomed its status on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Robert Venturi

The Clarity of Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi, who died last week at 93, was not an urbanist as such. But in rejecting modernism and bringing honesty to discussions about aesthetics, Venturi deserves a debt of gratitude from planners and other architects alike.

September 27, 2018 - Josh Stephens

Gehry Fondation Louis Vuitton

Op-Ed: Starchitecture Fails the Future

An addiction to spectacle and fad, says Peter Buchanan, has set architecture adrift in a sea of meaningless forms. And real design problems go ignored.

March 20, 2015 - The Architectural Review

Appreciating Postmodernism to Preserve Postmodernism

Postmodernism lacks the popularity of other eras of architectural design and is too young to be appreciated for history's sake. Can preservationists learn to love underappreciated gems of Postmodernism before it's too late?

November 10, 2014 - Metropolis

The Portland Building, designed by Michael Graves

Will City Demolish Graves' Pioneering Postmodern Portland Building?

Faced with $95 million in necessary repairs just 32 years after its Michael Graves-designed administrative headquarters was opened, Portland officials are considering razing the nation's first major work of postmodern architecture.

January 8, 2014 - Portland Architecture

In Defense of Architectural Nostalgia

Robert A.M. Stern doesn't get much respect from the architectural avant-garde. In a time in which sleek glass and curves are all the rage, Stern goes against the grain with his use of stone and nods to history. Does that make him a lesser architect?

November 5, 2013 - New York Magazine

Architecture's Worst of the Worst

With the help of 15 architects, the editors and staff of California Home+Design have selected 25 buildings worthy of immediate demolition. See if you agree with their picks.

June 22, 2012 - California Home+Design

PoMo Not a Four-Letter Word in Louisville, KY

Blair Kamin takes an appreciative view of Michael Graves' Humana Building, now a defining icon of Derby City, and the much derided postmodern architecture movement.

April 13, 2012 - Chicago Tribune

Like It or Loathe It, a Postmodern Icon Remains Controversial After Thirty Years

Writing on the thirtieth anniversary of the completion of the Portland Building, design by Michael Graves, Reed Jackson reports on the passions that the building still stirs.

February 24, 2012 - Daily Journal of Commerce

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