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Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History

Edited by Zoë Ryan

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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 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 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.

 
 

Zoë Ryan is the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago.  
 

”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 Editors, Metropolis Magazine

“For those who are interested in the expression of the theoretical and avant-garde design concepts through exhibitions (which seems to be a growing number, considering the recent explosion of biennales and triennials around the world), As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History is the closest thing to a textbook on the subject.”—Matthew Messner, Architect’s Newspaper
ISBN: 9780300228625
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
144 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4
128 color + 96 b/w illus.
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