Revisiting the Glass House

Contemporary Art and Modern Architecture

Edited by Jessica Hough and Monica Ramirez-Montagut; With essays by David Auburn and Joseph Rosa

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In recent years there has been an enormous interest among emerging and established artists in architecture of the modern period. Revisiting the Glass House explores the ways in which contemporary artists incorporate images of modern buildings in their work as a means to explore the utopian potential of architecture and to provide an antidote to the cynicism of our time.

 

The book features painting, photography, video art, and other two-dimensional work by twenty-two artists from around the world whose engagement with architecture has more to do with ideas and ideals than with structure. The artists reimagine the iconic designs of architects such as Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier, placing their buildings in unlikely locations and repurposing them for a new generation. Through the works of these artists, contributing essayists examine the recent nostalgia for modern architecture and its potential for instigating social change.

Jessica Hough is director of the Mills College Art Museum. Monica Ramirez-Montagut is assistant curator of architecture and design at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.


EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (March 9 – July 27, 2008)


Yale School of Architecture, Architecture Gallery (February 11 – May 9, 2008)


Mills College Art Museum (January 14 – March 22, 2009)

ISBN: 9780300135879
Publication Date: December 30, 2008
Co-publisher: Published in association with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Mills College Art Museum
134 pages, 8 1/8 x 10 1/4
11 b/w + 89 color illus.
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