Paul Rudolph goes mad in New Haven
Paul Rudolph was one of the greats of American modernism. Admired most for his brutalist buildings and obsession with experiments in corduroy concrete, Rudolph was also clearly a bit of a handful.
This excellent 20 minute film tells the story of Rudolph's happy place – New Haven – where he designed a number of incredible buildings. Most famous is his Art and Architecture Building for Yale, later gutted by a mysterious fire in the late 60s. In the film we see Rudolph go from enterprising architect to grand master and busted flush. It's a fascinating insight into one of the great brutalist designers and some of his finest work.