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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pierluigi Serraino. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pierluigi Serraino, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pierluigi Serraino. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pierluigi Serraino, often where they are interviewed.

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#114/Architecture Photographer Ezra Stoller: Pierluigi Serraino + Erica Stoller

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Returning podcast guest Pierluigi Serraino is an architect and author whose book Modernism Rediscovered contributed to the huge re-emergence of interest in the architecture we all know and love.  He has written books on Eero Saarinen, NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism, California Captured with past podcast guests Emily Bills and Sam Lubell, and his newest book co-authored with Erica Stoller, Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture.

Erica Stoller is the director of Esto, an agency representing architectural photographers and managing a massive archive of related images related to the architecture photography of her father, Ezra Stoller.  One of very best photographers of mid-Century Modernism, his work lives on in the esto archive used by scholars, photo researchers, and publishers worldwide.  In addition to running ESTO, Erica is a photographer and an artist, making wall sculpture of repurposed industrial materials like plastic plumbing tubes, foam insulation, parachute cord, cable ties, bead chain, wire rope and metal connectors.  

Sep 09 2019 · 40mins
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#104/Modernism Week Photography: Emily Bills + Pierluigi Serraino, plus Andrew Pielage

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Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George Smart was there earlier this year talking with nearly all the speakers, authors, and special guests who make the week (actually 11 days) a blast!

The photographers documenting the mid-century movement provide us a wealth of information, perspective, and enjoyment, capturing not only amazing houses but the lives and careers of their owners and architects. From poolside at the swanky Hotel Skylark, you’ll meet authors Emily Bills and Pierluigi Serraino talking about one largely undiscovered Modernist photographer,  Marvin Rand.  Their new book along with Sam Lubell, California Captured, puts Rand front and center in the same world class as Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller.  Later we join photographer Andrew Pielage about his quest to shoot every Frank Lloyd Wright building in the world. 

Jun 24 2019 · 45mins

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#71/X-Files: Pierluigi Serraino w/Guest Co-Host Kate Wagner

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Today USModernist Radio welcomes guest co-host Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell along with author of the book The Creative Architect, Pierluigi Serraino, the Fox Mulder of architecture, with information on a secret 1950’s psychological study involving IM Pei, Richard Neutra, George Nelson, Victor Lundy, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Philip Johnson among others.  Yes, folks, there are architecture X-files!

Pierluigi Serraino is an architect and author with expertise on postwar American architecture, modernism, architectural photography, and digital design. he has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture California, the Journal of Architectural Education, and Architectural Design (UK), among others, and has authored several books, among them Modernism Rediscovered (2000) and NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism (2006).

Aug 20 2018 · 48mins
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The Definition of Creativity and Innovation Through Architecture - Pierluigi Serraino

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Architect, maverick and author Pierluigi Serraino on the definition of creativity and innovation through architecture. We talk about how the creative and the architect are truly innovators, often misunderstood and often suppressed, but hugely resilient. In 1950 an amazing creativity study of the top architects, including Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Richard Neutra, George Nelson took place. Architect, maverick and author Pierluigi Serraino uncovered this study and tells us the story on this week’s innovation show. www.pierluigiserraino.com/ www.amazon.com/Creative-Architec…ity/dp/1580934250
May 07 2017 · 47mins

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Debbie talks to architect Pierluigi Serraino about some of the things creative people have in common.

Nov 14 2016 · 28mins
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Pierluigi Serraino on Creativity in Architecture

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In a study lost to the annals of architectural history, 40 of the 20th-century's most prominent architects were invited over the course of a few weekends in the late 1950s to the University of California, Berkeley, where they were evaluated for their presumed creative genius. The researchers, from the school's Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR), wanted to know how factors in a person's life and environment shaped their creative aptitude. Particularly intrigued by architects for their mix of design and business savvy, the researchers attempted to get inside the minds of Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, FAIA, and others. The study received significant media attention at the time it was undertaken, but little on it was ever published, and what it determined about creativity in general and in architecture specifically was unearthed only recently.

In his book, "The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study" (The Monacelli Press, 2016), Pierluigi Serraino, AIA, revisits the study and its implications. We talked with the Alameda, Calif.–based architect and author about what he learned during his research, and whether a similar attempt at understanding the minds of the world's leading architects could be executed today.
Jul 29 2016 · 18mins
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29 – Pierluigi Serraino

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In the late 1950s, some of the world's most prominent architects gathered in Berkeley, California, to take part in a landmark psychological experiment on creativity and personality. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a barrage of tests and surveys, to gain a better understanding of what creativity is, and its place in architecture. They also rated one another, and in the process exposed not only exposed their egos honestly, but also their insecurities.

For the first time, the story behind the study (along with its data and results) have been made public, in The Creative Architect, by architect and author Pierluigi Serraino. I spoke with Serraino about the context of psychological research in the 1950s and the evolving personality behind being a “creative” architect.

Jun 27 2016 · 41mins