THE LIMITATIONS OF MODERNISM: CLASSICAL FORMS IN THE BUILDINGS OF KEVIN ROCHE
Kevin Roche's architectural style encompasses both modernism and classicism. The Oakland Museum of California demonstrates modernism's emphasis on unadorned shapes and functional forms, while the iconic columns at 60 Wall Street exemplify classicism's emphasis on timeless ideals. How have these two seemingly contradictory styles shaped Roche's architecture and the architecture of American cities?
Kevin Roche, FAIA, Principal, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
Kyle Johnson, Guest Curator, Museum of the City of New York
Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of the City of New York
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture