Architecture

Suburbs


Documenting a remarkable achievement in urban design, this exhibition explores the social history and architectural evolution of the American suburb from its 16th-century prototypes to the 20th-century concept of a "city village" through original drawings, site plans, photographs, and brochures. The exhibition allows visitors to view the work and ideas of major architects, H. H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, and M. H. Baillie Scott, as well as relatively unknown architects such as Grosvenor Atterbury, Ernest Flagg, and Electus Litchfield.
Architecture, architectural drawings, exhibitions

The Column: Structure and Ornament


Columns are shown in drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, wallpapers, textiles, and decorative objects from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns have been used by architects for structural support as well as decoration through the ages, dating to the fourth century B.C. Napoleon’s column in the Place Vendôme, Nelson’s column in Trafalger Square in London, and contemporary uses of this structure are included in the exhibition.
columns, Architecture, drawings, prints, rare books, wallpaper, textiles, decorative arts, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350415

Architectural Fantasy and Reality (Accademia di San Luca)


An exhibition of 17th- and 18th-century drawings from the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. The nearly 80 drawings on display were award-winning entries from an annual design competition held between 1694 and 1750. These ideal and exuberant project proposal drawings were composed by such artists as Filippo Juvarra, Bernardo Antonio Vittone, Carlo Fontana, and Carlo Marchionni.
Architecture, architectural drawings, Italy, traveling exhibitions

City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style


The first major American exhibition of the 18th-century Scottish architect and designer, Robert Adam, and his circle. Selected from public and private collections in Scotland, England, and the United States, this exhibition surveys Adam's extraordinary accomplishment through a selection of more than 100 drawings, furniture, silver, ceramics, and decorative objects.
Robert Adam, 18th century, Architecture, architectural drawings, furniture, silver, exhibitions

American Picture Palaces


The movie palaces of the early 20th century are the subjects of this exhibition. Original furnishings, signs, photography, film footage, and architectural drawings from dozens of theaters bring the “Golden Age” of the American moviegoing experience to life. Among the featured theaters are New York City's Roxy Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall, and Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. 
Architecture, architectural drawings, American, movies, 20th century, exhibitions

A Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast-Iron Toy Banks


This exhibition highlights cast-iron money boxes designed and produced for children between 1860 and 1940. In addition to the 100 still and mechanical banks on display, the exhibition also features patent drawings, pattern pieces, and printing blocks. Among these miniature architectural structures are churches, railroad stations, and skyscrapers—including the Woolworth building.
toys, cast iron, Architecture, exhibitions

Photography and Architecture: 1839–1939


This exhibition of photographs from the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal chronicles 100 years of architectural photography.
Architecture, photography, traveling exhibitions

Designed for Theater


A comprehensive review of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent theater design collection. Among the designs for stage sets, costumes, and curtains are a 1580 print by Andrea Palladio for the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, a two-volume folio of the Paris Opera by Charles Garnier, and works by 20th-century set designers Oliver Smith and Robert O’Hearn.
theater, theatrical design, Architecture, drawings, costumes, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349707

The Amsterdam School: Dutch Expressionist Architecture 1915–1930


On view are 100 architectural drawings by Michel de Klerk and his colleagues. These drawings depict both completed public and commercial commissions as well as designs for buildings that were never constructed.
Architecture, architectural drawings, Netherlands, Dutch, exhibitions

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School


This exhibition examines Wright in the context of his midwestern contemporaries, a group collectively known as the Prairie School. The drawings, photographs, furniture, and ornament on display features Wright's work alongside that of architects including Louis Sullivan, Barry Byrne, Marion Mahoney, William Purcell, and Walter Burley Griffin.
Frank Lloyd Wright, American, Architecture, architectural drawings, ornament, furniture, Prairie School, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349995

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