Seemingly immobile and durable, architecture remains a challenge in the modern world of collecting and exhibiting. From the late eighteenth century onward, divergent conventions of display have been conflated with urgent discussions of how material culture is handed down, appropriated, distributed, and evaluated.
Place and Displacement Exhibiting Architecture #ad - Lars Muller. Exploring questions of circulation and temporality, issues of institution and canon, and the discourse and politics of architectural spaces on exhibit, the book’s essays discuss the ambiguous status of architecture as an object of display.
Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox?Yale School of Architecture #ad - As the title of the book suggests, the ambition to exhibit architecture entails always a paradox: how to exhibit something as large and complex as a building or a city, if that is not possible, and how to communicate something as elusive as an architectural experience that unfolds in space and time? To be sure, fragments and models of them on display? These were among the questions the organizers posed to a group of architectural and art historians, architecture poses a challenge to exhibition as a medium; indeed, practicing architects, and curators, what do we exactly exhibit when we exhibit architecture: should we be satisfied to exhibit photographs of buildings and sites, or should be aim to put whole buildings or, who were invited to participate to contribute essays to the book.
Contributors include barry bergdoll, liane lefaivre, pedro gadanho, helena mattson, craig buckley, brennan buck, eeva-liisa pelkonen, nina Rappaport, Simon Sadler, Carson Chan, Wallis Miller, Irene Sunwoo, Andrea Phillips, Eva Franch, Andres Kurg, Romy Golan, Arianne Lourie-Harrison, Paula Burleigh, Joel Sanders, Federica Vannucchi, Lea-Catherine Szacka, Mari Lending, Mark Wasiuta, David Andrew Tasman, and Henry Urbach.
Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox? #ad - . Their discussions address not only the exhibition as a medium, but challenge the stability of the preconceived idea of what architecture is by opening up a range of possibilities as to how architecture is made, experienced, and discussed. Exhibiting architecture: a paradox? brings together, in print form, paper presentations, the lectures, and panel discussions that took place at the eponymous symposium at the Yale School of Architecture in Fall 2013.
Displayed Spaces: New Means Of Architecture Presentation Through ExhibitionsSpector Books #ad - Such shows are often difficult for lay audiences to interpret; little focus is placed on communication. Bringing together pieces by theoreticians, curators and practitioners involved in exhibition production, Displayed Spaces contributes toward the analysis of contemporary architecture exhibitions. This publication focuses on the question of how space can be orchestrated at an exhibition to negotiate an architectural idea.
They make it possible to build an intense relationship between the audience and the content on display. The curators of architecture exhibitions are often concerned with the problem of how to present objects that ultimately cannot be brought into the exhibition space. However, there are also architecture exhibits that concentrate on communicating an experience.
As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design HistoryArt Institute of Chicago #ad - 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. Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. .
Featuring written and photographic descriptions of the shows and illuminating essays from noted curators, and theorists, critics, designers, scholars, 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.
As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History #ad - Providing a fresh perspective on some of the most important exhibitions of the 20th century from America, and Japan, Expo ’70, and Massive Change, Europe, including This Is Tomorrow, this book offers a new framework for thinking about how exhibitions can function as a transformative force in the field of architecture and design.
Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in ArchitectureApplied Research & Design #ad - This book explores a set of alternatives to the interesting and imagines how architecture might be positioned more broadly in the world using other terms: boring, confusing, and comforting. Each chapter introduces its topic through an analysis of a different image, which serves to unpack the specific character of each term and its relationship to architecture.
These are presented in parallel to the text and show what architecture may look like through the lens of these other terms. Along with interesting, these three terms make up the four chapters of the book. Not interesting proposes another set of terms and structures to talk about architecture, without requiring that it be interesting.
Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture #ad - In addition to text, the book contains over 50 case studies using 100 drawings and images.
What Makes a Great Exhibition?Reaktion Books #ad - Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. For better or worse, museums are changing from forbidding bastions of rare art into audience-friendly institutions that often specialize in “blockbuster” exhibitions designed to draw crowds. The distinguished contributors address diverse topics, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale and formerly of the Museum of Modern Art, including Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden’s examination of ethnically-focused exhibitions; and Robert Storr, on the meaning of “exhibition and “exhibitionmaker.
A thought-provoking volume on the practice of curatorial work and the mission of modern museums, What Makes A Great Exhibition? will be indispensable reading for all art professionals and scholars working today. But in the midst of this sea change, one largely unanswered question stands out: “What makes a great exhibition?” Some of the world’s leading curators and art historians try to answer this question here, as they examine the elements of a museum exhibition from every angle.
What Makes a Great Exhibition? #ad - What makes a great exhibition? investigates the challenges facing American and European contemporary art in particular, video and craft, exploring such issues as group exhibitions, and the ways that architecture influences the nature of the exhibitions under its roof.
This is Temporary: How transient projects are redefining architectureRIBA Publishing #ad - Branded ‘pop-ups’ and follies to provide a moment of light entertainment they are in fact borne of a long history of more holistic architecture that is subtly suggesting how we could live, work and play more harmoniously together. Featuring revealing interviews with 13 young, emerging and socially-minded practices from New York and Santiago to London, Berlin and Zurich it also analyses this phenomenon in critical essays by well-respected practitioners and thinkers.
Providing a highly personal insight into the architects’ experience, the challenges they encountered and how it affected their practice it sheds light on the growth of multidisciplinary collectives, community engagement and more participatory ways of designing, the design process, making and building.
This is Temporary: How transient projects are redefining architecture #ad - Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. Temporary architecture is flourishing in our urban public spaces. Including highly illustrated and imaginative projects ranging from a floating cinema and tiny travelling theatre, through ad-hoc structures made of found objects and discarded materials, and blow-up plastic bubbles, to a community lido and market restaurant this will open your eyes as to what is possible in architecture.