April 2013 edition including HemisFair '68, True Green Cities, and
Save the Date for Tour Day 2013

HemisFair ’68 at Risk

Changes are planned for San Antonio’s world’s fair site, HemisFair ‘68, and they have fans of modern architecture concerned.  Intended to celebrate the city’s 250-anniversary and a confluence of cultures, HemisFair ’68 was a six-month exposition opened by First Lady Ladybird Johnson in April 1968 and it attracted 6.3 million visitors. Docomomo US/MidTexMod takes a look at HemisFair '68's under-utilization and recent redevelopment plans.
Read More

Is “Green” Being Used to Validate Removal of Our Layered Cities?

In her blog True Green Cities, Barbara Campagna discusses the nuances of healthy, sustainable cities, the recent study by Terrapin Bright Green entitled “Midcentury (Un)Modern” and that , "while green has been the color of the decade, maybe gray should be the color of the next."

Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Tour Day is October 5th, 2013

Docomomo US is excited to announce our seventh annual national Tour Day taking place on October 5, 2013. Our annual event features midcentury walking tours, bus tours and home tours hosted by Docomomo US regional Chapters, Affiliates, Friend Organizations and more! Now is the time if you would like to organize a local tour and be on the map of events. For more information on the Docomomo US Tour Day and how to organize a tour, go to the official Tour Day page.
Read More

Filling the Gaps: World Heritage & the 20th Century
Chandigarh, India - October 03-04, 2013

Deliberations of the conference "Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century" are organized under four thematic sessions - Evaluation, Intervention, Management of Change, and, a special focus on twentieth-century Historic Urban Landscapes. Each of these sessions will be structured around an overview on the theme by an invited specialist, presentation of selected papers, as well as a panel discussion for a rich exchange of experiences and approaches. In addition, poster displays on conference themes and an exhibition of related studies will enable sharing of lessons learnt in diverse territories of the twentieth-century heritage. For more information about submission instructions and registration, visit the website of the EAHN.

Read More

Join us for the Docomomo US National Symposium 2013: Modernism Matters, to be held in Sarasota, Florida from April 18-20 2013. For an updated schedule of events and to purchase tickets visit the event website.

Upcoming Events

February 16 - June 2nd, 2013
Lebbeus Woods, Architect
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


April 2013
NEW! Modern Month Houston
Houston, Texas

April - July 2013

Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Los Angeles, California

May 1-4, 2013
NEW! 16th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium
The Historic Center and the Next City
Savannah, Georgia

May 5, 2013
Docomomo US/Minnesota
A Mid Century Affair

May 20, 2013
NEW! Preserving the Metropolis - APT NYC 2013 Fundraiser
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, New York

June 9 – September 23, 2013
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes


June 13 - 16, 2013

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

Cranbrook, Michigan

October 5, 2013
NEW! Tour Day 2013

October 11 - 15, 2013
NEW! APT NYC 2013 Preserving the Metropolis
New York, New York

Book Review:
Carl Abbott, In/Formed by the Land: The Architecture of Carl Abbott (n.pl.: Oro Editions, 2013).

The influence of Paul Rudolph on the architecture in Southern Florida is not limited to his buildings in Sarasota but extends itself in the work of others such as Carl Abbott. A graduate of Yale’s School of Architecture when Rudolph was dean, Abbott opens his practice in Sarasota in 1966 and is generally considered the youngest member of the so-called Sarasota School of Architecture, of which Rudolph and Twitchell were prominent members. Abbott’s work is beautifully illustrated in his recent book, In/Formed by the Land: The Architecture of Carl Abbott, which includes written contributions from Michael Sorkin, Peter Bohlin and Robert McCarter as well as Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Rogers and Foster were classmates at Yale and in addition to evocative images of Abbott’s complete work the book also includes various photos of those students days. If the book proves anything it is that modern and modernist architecture can be very beautiful. 

Read More

Join the national community dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of modern architecture and landscapes in the United States. Membership is available online at docomomo-us.org/join or by downloading our membership form (PDF).

Docomomo US Photo Contest


Name this building and architects for a chance to win a prize from the Docomomo US prize vault.

Check our
Facebook and Twitter for hints!  Winner is selected at random from all correct entries.


Email responses to info@docomomo-us.org by May 1, 2013.

MARCH 2013

Congratulations to our contest winner Cammie McAtee who correctly identified the side yard at the Eames House designed by Charles and Ray Eames and opened in 1949.

Forward to Friend

Docomomo US is the working party of Docomomo in the United States. It is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization, a union of regional chapters that shares its members' knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Modern Movement, promotes public interest in it through lectures and walking tours, and organizes advocacy efforts to protect endangered sites and buildings.

Copyright © 2013 Docomomo US, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 
Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp