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Hejduk in Five Architects

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1965   Smith House   Richard Meier
1966   Gwathmey Residence and Studio   Charles Gwathmey
1966   One-Half House   John Hejduk*
1966   House 10   John Hejduk*
1967   House I   Peter Eisenman
1967   Saltzman House   Richard Meier
1967   Hanselmann House   Michael Graves
1968   Bernstein House   John Hejduk
1969   House II   Peter Eisenman
1969   Benacerraf House Addition   Michael Graves
1970   Bridgehampton Residences   Charles Gwathmey


*The dates of the Hejduk designed houses featured in Five Architects differ from the dates given for the same houses published within the May 1975 issue of A+U magazine, which specially featured the work of John Hejduk 1954-74. The names of the houses also differ: the 1966 One-Half House in Five Architects is the 1967-70 House 14 (1/2 series) in A+U, the 1966 House 10 in Five Architects is the 1967-70 House 15 (3/4 series) in A+U, and the 1968 Bernstein House in Five Architects is the 1968, 1970 House 17 (Bernstein House). Since the dates within A+U are more specific, they are then likely the more accurate, plus the A+U dates coincide with the dates Hejduk himself gives to each project within a sketch on page 285 of Mask of Medusa.


Plans of all the Five Architects featured houses at the same scale.



John Hejduk   1929.07.29 - 2000.07.03
Peter Eisenman   1932.08.11 -
Michael Graves   1934.07.09 -
Richard Meier   1934.10.12 -
Charles Gwathmey   1938.06.19 - 2009.08.03


John Hejduk was born in New York City in 1929. He was a Fulbright scholar in Italy in 1953. He is an architect and Chairman of the Department of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City. He has taught at the University of Texas, Cornell and Yale. He has exhibited his work at the Architectural League of New York, and at the Foundation LeCorbusier, paris. His "Diamond" projects have been published by The Cooper Union in 1968. He was the recipient of a Graham Foundation Fellowship and The National Endowmnet of the Arts Award 1972.

1540s 1550s   latter-day Michelangelo

1920s 1930s   formal properties of Le Corbusier

1922   Frank Lloyd Wright's invention of the diagonal in plan

1930s   Guiseppe Terragni's handful of marvelous buildings exploiting the ambiguity of wall and column

1937   Gropius House, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1939   Breuer House, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1945-   post-World War II mood of disenchantment, restlessness, and resentment

late-1940s   modern architecture becomes established and institutionalized, losing something of its original meaning; becoming the acceptable decoration of a certainly non-Utopian present

1959-   Louis Kahn's free wheeling use of the diagonal in plan

1963   Colin Rowe and Robert Slutsky article "Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal," published in Perspecta 8

1967   John Hejduk and Robert Slutsky stage a joint architecture and painting show on the theme of the Diamond and thre Square at the Architectural League in the Fall

1969.05.09-10   meeting of the CASE group (Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment) held at the Museum of Modern Art.

1969   comparative critique made at the meeting by Kenneth Frampton

1972   Five Architects

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