As Seen : Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History
'This book--one of the first to scrutinize the legacy of architecture exhibitions--is an essential primer on seminal design exhibitions and a touchstone for the future of architecture shows' - Metropolis Magazine
A fascinating book about influential exhibitions about architecture and design
Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. This fascinating volume examines the impact of eleven groundbreaking architecture and design exhibitions held between 1956 and 2006, revealing how they have shaped the contemporary understanding and practice of these fields. Featuring written and photographic descriptions of the shows and illuminating essays from noted curators, scholars, critics, designers, and theorists, As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History, the exhibition catalogue for a show at the Art Institute of Chicago, explores the multifaceted ways in which exhibitions have reflected on contemporary dilemmas and opened up new processes and ways of working.
Providing a fresh perspective on some of the most important exhibitions of the 20th century from America, Europe, and Japan, including This Is Tomorrow, Expo '70, and Massive Change, this book offers a new framework for thinking about how exhibitions can function as a transformative force in the field of architecture and design.
- Author: Zoe Ryan, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Date published: November 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300228625