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June 07, 2005

Masterworks of Modern American Architecture

Modern American Architecture was honored recently when the United Stated Postal Office released stamps commemorating the work of 12 masterminds. The stamps illustrated Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Glass House by Philip Johnson, Louis I. Kahn's Library at Phillips Exeter Academy, Richard Meier's High Museum of Art, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art by I.M. Pei, the Lake Shore Apartments by Mies van der Rohe, Paul Rudolph’s Yale Art and Architecture Building, Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal, the Hancock Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, William Van Allen's Chrysler Building, Robert Venturi’s Vanna Venturi HouseStamps_1 and the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Available at Post Offices nationwide, the stamps were names one of the Design Dozen by Newsweek, proving these architectural innovators continue to make their mark on the design community.


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