architectural drawings

Manhattan Skyline: New York Skyscrapers Between the Wars


Detailed sketches, perspective drawings, models, vintage photographs, decorative objects, and architectural ornaments document the development of New York City skyscrapers between World War I and World War II. 
Architecture, architectural drawings, New York City, 20th century, exhibitions

Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration


To mark the 150th exhibition of Andrew Carnegie's birth, this exhibition focuses on the architectural impact of Carnegie's philanthropic public library program in the United States, which helped construct more than 1,600 buildings. Architectural drawings, photographs, cartoons, posters, and 300 vintage postcards, illustrate the program's broad geographic scope as well as the skillful planning solutions developed by architects in response to the problem of designing a relatively new type of building.
Architecture, architectural drawings, posters, postcards, American, libraries, Andrew Carnegie, exhibitions

Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban


This retrospective of the Austian-born architect, Joseph Urban, shows the breadth of his work through drawings, photographs, stage set models, and furniture designs. In addition to architectural projects such as the New School for Social Research building and the Hearst Corporation building, both in Manhattan, Urban was commissioned to design many theatrical productions including a dozen Ziegfeld Follies and more than 50 productions for the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Architecture, architectural drawings, theatrical design, furniture design, Joseph Urban, New York City, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349349

Arches for Galveston


An exhibition of seven arches designed by seven of America’s leading architects, all commissioned for the 1986 Mardi Gras in Galveston, Texas. The designs by Helmut John, Cesar Pelli, Stanley Tigerman, Eugene Aubry, Michael Graves, Charles Moore, and Boone Powell, represented through models and drawings, range from the serious to the fantastical. Also included in the exhibition is a large-scale model of an arch by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, designed for Galveston's 1988 Mardi Gras.
Architecture, architectural drawings, models, American, arches, exhibitions

Honor and Glory: Triumphal Arches


Drawings, prints, rare books, and photographs of arches dating from Roman times to the present are on display. Highlights include a series of etchings of Roman arches by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 17th-century drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, and Eero Saarinen’s 1947 drawing for the Gateway to the West in St. Louis. The Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, are also featured.
drawings, prints, books, Architecture, architectural drawings, arches, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350187

Robert Adam and Kedleston: The Making of a Neo-Classical Masterpiece


This exhibition of Robert Adam's working plans and architectural drawings for the expansive 18th-century English country estate, Kedleston Hall, showcases designs for the home's exterior and interior. The lavish mansion, located on 800 acres in Derbyshire, is one of the Scottish architect and designer's most-renowned works and belongs to the British National Trust. Organized by the British National Trust with its American affiliate, the Royal Oak Foundation.
Robert Adam, england, 18th century, British National Trust, neoclassicism, Architecture, architectural drawings, exhibitions

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral


Frank Lloyd Wright’s great concern for space and scale is explored in this exhibition on the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building in Racine, Wisconsin. More than 100 items are on display, including lithographs, scale models, murals, videotapes of Wright discussing his work, original drawing from Wright’s unpublished archives in Arizona, and correspondence between Wright and the company's president, Herbert F. Johnson. The building was constructed in the 1930s and was later designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architecture, architectural drawings, models, 20th century, American, traveling exhibitions

What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s


An exhibition of 30 unrealized architectural projects. The models and drawings on display include proposals for civic projects and large-scale commercial buildings that would have altered the landscapes of major cities. Alice Aycock, Steven Holl, Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry, and Antoine Predock are among the featured architects.
Architecture, architectural drawings, models, 1980s, 20th century, exhibitions

The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920


This exhibition explores the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American life at the turn-of-the-century. The movement's philosophy is represented through the craftsmanship of stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, and illustrated books. Works of John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, and Frank Lloyd Wright are on view.
Arts and Crafts, 19th century, 20th century, craftsmanship, stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, books, John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, Frank Lloyd Wright, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350143

Versailles: The View from Sweden


An exhibition of 110 French architectural drawings on loan from Stockholm's National Museum, Royal Palace, and Vasa Museum. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Swedish architects Nicodemus Tessin (1654-1728), David Cronström (1655-1719), and Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), assiduously collected original studies for the gardens and buildings of Versailles during trips to France. 
Sweden, France, Architecture, architectural drawings, exhibitions

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