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‘Anytown Architecture’ Everywhere All At Once

There is some comfort in knowing that this crappy generic architecture is a countrywide problem — maybe there will be enough push-back to force these developers back to the drawing board. Providence residents have started noticing how the cheesy sameness of these new buildings is blighting the streetscapes of the city. In “America, the Bland” […]

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Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other stuff — a big art sale is coming up at

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Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood that students find so appealing. Alumni returning with their teen-aged

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Architectural Digest — Providence Best Small City

And it’s not just another meaningless Top Ten list. This is a piece about us — “Why Providence is the Country’s Best Small City.” This feels good coming as it does hard on the heels of the Gallup poll in which we won the self-loathing sweepstakes. So why the disconnect? Architectural Digest cites our “amazing

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PPS Tours Of Sacred Places

Join Robert Jaeger, President of the Philadelphia-based Partners for Sacred Places, as he conducts the Providence Preservation Society’s summer series, “Talk the talk: Walk the the walk — Tours of Sacred Places.” Both Partners and PPS intend to elevate awareness of the historic and often underutilized religious architecture for which Providence is so well known.

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Architect Michael Graves At Brown

(2.28) Noted post-modernist architect Michael Graves will give a lecture — “Images of a Grand Tour” — Thursday at Brown University. Graves is the 2012 Driehaus laureate and Providence Journal architecture critic David Brussat was none to pleased with his selection. The prize is given annually (with $200,000) by the architecture school at the University

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Architectural Illustrator Speaks At Lippitt House

(2.21) The Providence Preservation Society hosts a lecture and book-signing by architectural illustrator Joe McKendry tonight at Lippitt House. This is free for students and PPS members. In 2012, McKendry published a beautiful new book on the history of New York’s most famous intersection, “One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of

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PPS Seeks Noms For Ten Most Endangered List

The Providence Preservation Society is accepting nominations for properties on the brink. Each year, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) assembles the Most Endangered Properties List to highlight historic resources that are endangered by threats such as neglect, deterioration, demolition, development, insufficient funds, and adverse public policy. Our Historic Preservation Awards, on the other hand, recognize

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Skyscrapers And Airships Presentation

(10.9) Back by popular demand. In anticipation of Saturday’s Providence Preservation Society Gala Fundraiser (to be held in the Superman Building), Matthew D. Bird (RISD faculty — History of Industrial Design) will repeat his “A View From the Clouds: The Skyscraper and the Airship” After presenting to a sold out crowd at the Brick School

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PPS Preservation Symposium

The Providence Preservation Society’s 2012 Providence Symposium brings together a diverse group of speakers in downtown Providence to examine both the past and future of the historic preservation movement in the city. This year’s event — Not Always Pretty: Behind the Façade of Historic Preservation in Providence — explores the more nuanced and less pretty

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Ten Most Endangered Properties — Former RIDOT Headquarters

Little fixer-upper here. Not new to the Providence Preservation Society’s Ten Most Endangered Properties List, but this 1927 edifice had taken a few years off for additional shambles-enhancement. A two-story Art Deco building with a flat roof and pier-and-spandrel construction, the former headquarters for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is one of the only

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Congrats To Providence Pictures On Two Emmy Noms

If you are a fan of Nova, the History Channel or the Discovery Channel then you have seen the work of local documentary producer Gary Glassman and his production company Providence Pictures. Having collaborated with these broadcasters to explore the Parthenon, the Sphinx, the Pharaohs and Troy, Providence Pictures has also produced features on more

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