Getty Foundation Will Rescue Modern Architecture Gems

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By Hendrik Hansson
artnet news, September 20, 2014
The Getty Foundation has announced a new philanthropic effort to conserve significant 20th century architecture. The initiative, called “Keeping It Modern,” seeks to sustain important examples of modern architectural heritage by distributing a total of 10 grants.

The buildings that have been selected to receive the first round of grants read like a who’s who of modern architecture. They are: Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House; Hilario Candela’s Miami Marine Stadium; Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute of Biological Studies; Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House; Ray and Charles Eames’s residence, “The Eames House”; I.M. Pei’s Luce Memorial Chapel; Max Berg’s Centennial Hall in Wrocław, Poland; Dov Karmi’s Max Liebling House in Tel Aviv; and Le Corbusier’s apartment and studio in Paris. Read more…

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