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Interview with Moshe Safdie, 1992 Feb.1 - Oct. 17

Catalog Data

Safdie, Moshe, 1938-  Search this
Goodwin, George M.  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Mendelsohn, Erich  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.)  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.) : typescript summary (5 p.), analog +
Access Note / Rights:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
An interview with Moshe Safdie conducted 1992 Feb. 1-Oct. 17 by George M. Goodwin. Safdie discusses becoming an architect; moving from Israel to Canada at 15, his family background; attending McGill University; the work of Erich Mendelsohn in Palestine; his relationship to Richard Meier; and the work of other architects, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Frank Gehry, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra; how being a Jew is central to his identity and his work; his significant buildings; critics' attitudes; clients' response; and 1992 projects.
Interview with Moshe Safdie, 1992 Feb.1 - Oct. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Moshe Safdie (1938-) is an architect with American, Canadian, and Israeli citizenship. He designed Habitat 67 in Montreal and is a longtime educator.
Language Note:
English .
Donated by George M. Goodwin in 1992.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Architecture  Search this
Architects -- Canada -- Interviews  Search this
Architects -- Israel -- Interviews  Search this
Architects -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Jewish architects  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art