Monday, May 21, 2018

My Architectural Digest Feature on Rosario Candela

In the 1920s and 30s, architect Rosario Candela designed the most elegant apartment buildings in New York City. The Museum of the City of New York has mounted a new exhibition on this important architect and I've written a story about him for Architectural Digest. For the story I got some heavy hitters including architects Robert A.M. Stern, Peter Pennoyer, Paul Whalen, decorator Bunny Williams, realtor Elizabeth Stribling and curator Donald Albrecht to talk about why Candela is still important today. You can read my piece here!
For this exhibition, the museum hosted a talk about Candela with experts Peter Pennoyer, Elizabeth Stribling and Donald Albrecht plus architecture critic Paul Goldberger. It was a fascinating panel discussion and afterwards I enjoyed chatting with architect Peter Pennoyer -


Dean Farris said...


Bart Boehlert said...

Thank you Dean appreciate it!

Gail, northern California said...

Fascinating man, equally fascinating article, Bart. Well done.

Some are driven regardless of their circumstances--like him, totally out of his control with the collapse of the stock market. Nonetheless, he forged ahead--from architecture to writing code! He was brilliant.

How long was your research?

Bart Boehlert said...

Thank you Gail. It was a lot of research! Plus talking with the six experts. I learned a lot working on this story!