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Gerhard and Hella Adler were German-Jewish born Jungian analysts, disciples of both Carl and Emma Jung themselves.  Escaping Nazi persecution in the 1930s, they settled in Britain and had a flourishing practice until their deaths, Gerhard in 1989 and Hella in 2009.  In addition to several influential volumes, they helped found the Society of Analytical Pscyhology in 1945 and the Association of Jungian Analysts in 1977.
February 24, 2013
Recently opened at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, an exhibit exploring the newest trends in museum design that leave the classic "white cube" model in the dust. On view through May 4th. 
February 17, 2013
Nowhere was the postwar avant-garde more radical than in architecture.  In order to shake off the “hegemonic grip” of academic classicism—and therefore bourgeois society—architecture would have to undergo a complete definitional transformation.  Instead of buildings serving functional uses for consumers’ lives and thereby reinforcing unjust social divisions, architecture would form a “single continuous environment, the world rendered uniform by technology, culture, and all the other inevitable forms of imperialism.”  And just what does
February 4, 2013
In cities around the world the late 1970s/early 1980s marked high unemployment, housing shortages, and general political discontent.  Coming off the regenerative hippie movement and generation of 1968, youth culture was at a standstill.  Out of the doom, gloom, and boredom however, came the be yourself, do-it-yourself, scream-your-anger punk and graffiti lifestyle, iconic of the music of the Ramones and Sex Pistols.
November 22, 2012
The student revolts of 1968 in Paris have assumed an iconic status in modern history.  With a long tradition of popular uprising and revolution, the French sought (once again) to paralyze the government and engineer change from the ground up.  What began as student protests turned into a full-fledged global phenomenon; a conflagration of youth and fringe culture radicalizing and resisting bourgeois authority.
November 14, 2012
Beinecke has acquired the huge and hugely irreverent archive of Richard Neville, Australian publisher, writer, and counter-culturalist.  Most well-known for co-editing the outrageous Oz magazine, Neville notoriously stood trial, several times, for obscenity. His dogged fight in the censorship wars and against the establishment during the sixties is documented in full runs of his various publications and in assorted ephemera and correspondence.  For the first time, documents related to his famous trial are available for study.
November 7, 2012
"Dialogue is the very core of the Eisenman Collection. Architecture in dialogue: with the fine arts and graphic design; with history, philosophy, political ideology and social agendas. Dialogue across disciplines and languages, media, formats, and genres." – Kevin Repp, Curator
October 25, 2012

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