If any of you would please would enlighten me with an introduction about "the Whites," their ideology, and the Whites' architectural philosophy, so I can collect enough to data to start my search, because I don't have much references on the topic and I need help to know how to start. Thanks already.
The title "Whites" were coined to five New York architects who published a joint monograph in 1972: Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Michael Graves and Charles Gwathmey. Richard Meier in particular continued to use the color white in his architecture in the decades after.
Here are some useful links where you can begin your research:
White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture, by Mark Wigley
Thanks a lot everyone, that would be great for starting the research. Thanks indeed.
Interesting, I imagine these designers were probably taught by tutors who always wore black and so there was a need for contrast between decorative building design and people design. :)
Frank John Snelling
Quotation: "The 'Whites' Interesting, I imagine these designers were probably taught by tutors who always wore black and so there was a need for contrast between decorative building design and people design. :)" -- Frank John Snelling, June 15, 2006
Hahaha...some humour there... Well, unfortunately, they are being literally racist then...
I did my studies on John Hedjuk and didn't quiet understand his works until recently. However, these five guys mark a century for American postmodernist architecture.