Charles Gwathmey R.I.P

Charles Gwathmey charlesg June 19, 1938 – August 3, 2009

NYtimes – The Work of Charles Gwathmey

The house on Long Island designed by Mr. Gwathmey and his partner for Mr. Gwathmey’s parents, completed in 1966, was influential.


Dog house doghouse

Steven Spieldberg Residence <> <> De Menil Residence

Faye Danaway Apartment and Bathroom by Charles Gwathmey

Tangeman University <> <> <> Guggenheim addition

International center of Photography

Client requested not to have a big house –Taft Residence

Charles Gwathmey his homepage.

In some ways, Gwathmey was the architecture world’s Norman Mailer, with the same bravado, the same raw talent, and the same career-long anxiety about whether he could continue to equal his spectacular first performance. (New Yorker postscript)

Willow Grey provided guidance and links below.

Book: Five Architects

These five had a common allegiance to a pure form of architectural modernism, harkening back to the work of Le Corbusier in the 1920s and 1930s, although on closer examination their work was far more individual.[1] The grouping may have had more to do with social and academic allegiances, particularly the mentoring role of Philip Johnson (NY-Five)

Richard Meier

Meier’s buildings remain truest to the modernist aesthetic and, true to Corbusian form.

Michael Graves

Graves embraced postmodernism.

Peter Eisenman

Eisenman has limited his work to images and models of architectural-looking designs in printed media, because he didn’t get many commissions -however he designed the holocaust museum in Berlin.

John Hedjuk <> <> MoMa Collection

John Hejduk was primarily an educator, and died in 2000.

Charles Gwathmey

Gwathmey remained true to modernist style, although its purity has been tempered by realities of larger corporate and public commissions.

Thank you Willow Gray!