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Spotlight: Raymond Hood

2 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

30 Rockefeller Plaza , 1933, Rockefeller Center. Image © Flickr User Maciek Lulko licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
In a short but prodigious career Raymond Mathewson Hood had an outsized influence on twentieth century architecture. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island , Hood was the son of a box manufacturer in an affluent Baptist family.He attended Brown University before studying at MIT School of Architecture , later graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts in 1911. While in Paris , Hood met John Mead Howells , who in 1922 would select him as a partner for the design of the Chicago Tribune...
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