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January 15, 1995 | Pilar Viladas, Pilar Viladas is a free - lance writer based in San Francisco and a contributing writer to Architectural Digest
The art museum, says noted Swiss architect Mario Botta, has replaced the cathedral as the embodiment of communal and spiritual values--or, in our secular age, as civic monument. Indeed, if the museum building boom of the last decade or so is any indication, no self-respecting American city is complete these days without a new one. And now, with the opening of the new home that Botta designed for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the City by the Bay has joined the club.
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May 28, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Even with the economic recovery limping along, American museums keep planning, raising piles of money for and opening new wings. An architecture critic — at least one with a high tolerance for the work of Renzo Piano — could conceivably keep busy writing about these projects and nothing else. There's the Whitney Museum's recent agreement to lease its 1966 Marcel Breuer-designed building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art while it erects a massive new home (designed by Piano, naturally)
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September 29, 1988 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Design Critic
One of the more coveted architectural assignments in recent years, the design of a new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has gone to Swiss architect Mario Botta. In a surprise announcement Wednesday, the museum said it was canceling its widely publicized architectural competition for the new building and going with the 45-year-old Botta. Botta, along with the firms of Hammond Beeby & Babka of Chicago, and Frank O.
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January 15, 1995 | Pilar Viladas, Pilar Viladas is a free - lance writer based in San Francisco and a contributing writer to Architectural Digest
The art museum, says noted Swiss architect Mario Botta, has replaced the cathedral as the embodiment of communal and spiritual values--or, in our secular age, as civic monument. Indeed, if the museum building boom of the last decade or so is any indication, no self-respecting American city is complete these days without a new one. And now, with the opening of the new home that Botta designed for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the City by the Bay has joined the club.
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May 28, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Even with the economic recovery limping along, American museums keep planning, raising piles of money for and opening new wings. An architecture critic — at least one with a high tolerance for the work of Renzo Piano — could conceivably keep busy writing about these projects and nothing else. There's the Whitney Museum's recent agreement to lease its 1966 Marcel Breuer-designed building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art while it erects a massive new home (designed by Piano, naturally)
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August 1, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry, whose retrospective exhibition was a hit last spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of three finalists in a competition to design the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's proposed $70-million structure. A 160,000-square-foot museum is planned downtown near the San Francisco Convention Center in a redevelopment area. The other finalists are Mario Botta of Lugano, Switzerland, and Thomas Beeby of the Chicago firm of Hammond Beeby and Babka.
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November 22, 2003 | From Reuters
Swiss officials opened a museum of world literary heritage Friday with manuscripts and volumes ranging from an Egyptian Book of the Dead to a first edition of Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto." The museum, built underground in Geneva's Cologny suburb by Swiss architect Mario Botta, also displays priceless editions of key texts of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as classics from Japanese and Chinese literature.
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December 31, 2002 | Diane Haithman
The ambitious three-year renovation of Milan's famed La Scala opera house, begun in January 2002, is undergoing troubles of operatic proportion. Earlier this year, an Italian preservationist group protested the demolition of the stage and some backstage areas called for by architect Mario Botta's extensive modernization. Now fears are growing over news that the water level under the theater has risen by 31 inches.
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November 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
La Scala is back where it belongs. After a three-year exile on the city's outskirts, the famed opera company is returning to its renovated 18th century theater in the heart of Milan in time for its traditional Dec. 7 opening night. The contested renovation was completed a few weeks ahead of schedule, giving conductor Riccardo Muti time for rehearsals of Antonio Salieri's "Europa Riconosciuta," the opera that will inaugurate the 2004-05 season as it did La Scala's first season in 1778.
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June 12, 1988 | DAVID LASKER
DOUBTLESS, Thomas Edison would be amused. Originally, lamps were simply objects to be used for reading in the dark. Then the Italians transformed them into gorgeous pieces of sculpture. Now, many contemporary high-design Italian lamps look shriveled and anorexic. The lamps themselves, however, are only half the story. Their dramatic shadow projections also serve as ornaments.
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September 29, 1988 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Design Critic
One of the more coveted architectural assignments in recent years, the design of a new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has gone to Swiss architect Mario Botta. In a surprise announcement Wednesday, the museum said it was canceling its widely publicized architectural competition for the new building and going with the 45-year-old Botta. Botta, along with the firms of Hammond Beeby & Babka of Chicago, and Frank O.
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September 12, 1990 | JOHN BOUDREAU
Museum of Modern Art officials announced here Tuesday that they have garnered$65 million in private donations to build a 200,000-square-foot "world class" downtown museum. "The Museum of Modern Art will be the anchor of a new cultural center in San Francisco, the likes of which I have not seen since the construction of the Lincoln Center in New York City," said Mayor Art Agnos. "This is an unprecedented campaign drive," said Brooks Walker Jr.
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April 21, 1986 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Design Critic
Architecture's most coveted and lucrative annual prize, the Pritzker, has been awarded to Gottfried Boehm, well known in Europe but little known elsewhere for his individualistic designs. A German architect living in Cologne, the 66-year-old Boehm is the second European in a row to win the prestigious $100,000 prize sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation. Last year's winner was Hans Hollein of Austria.
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