Architecture

Paris Recorded: The Thérèse Bonney Collection


More than 140 photographs by the photojournalist Thérèse Bonney are on display in this exhibition documenting the evolution of design and decoration in Paris, from the watershed Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925 through the early 1930s. These photographs, selected from the Museum's archives, capture the great changes in the Parisian streetscape due to innovative, modernist facades and art deco influences in window displays at stores such as Galeries Lafayette and Bon Marché.  
Thérèse Bonney, 1925 Paris Exposition, France, 20th century, Architecture, interior design, decoration, window treatments, retail, photography, photojournalism, 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

Berlin 1900–1933: Architecture and Design


The architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and decorative arts of Berlin, created between 1900 and 1933, are on display. Objects include handmade silver, textiles, inexpensive colorful household ceramics, Peter Behrens's electrical appliances for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), Jugendstil glass, porcelain by Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain, tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam, and architectural drawings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Berlin, 20th century, Architecture, Industrial Design, graphic design, decorative arts, silver, textiles, ceramics, Porcelain, Glass, furniture, drawings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350017

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

Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament


The more than 170 objects on display underscore the importance of Chicago-born architect, Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), on American architecture. Sullivan saw aesthetic potential in the versatility of steel, and his accomplishments include the Wainwright Building in St. Louis and the Guaranty Buildings in Buffalo. The exhibition focuses on Sullivan's incorporation of ornament and modernism, and features models, photographs, and ornamental fragments, including a pencil sketch of a snowflake for an elevator panel.
Louis Sullivan, Architecture, drawings, American, 20th century, models, steel, ornament, traveling exhibitions

The Catalan Spirit: Gaudí and His Contemporaries


Works by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and his contemporaries in the Catalan Modernisme movement are on display. In addition to Gaudí, the group included Elies Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and Camil Oliveras i Gensana. The exhibition, which focuses the period between 1880 and 1920, includes drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, and glass, and features Gaudí's Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia and Domènech's Palace of Catalan Music.
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, spain, Barcelona, Catalan, Architecture, drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, Glass, exhibitions

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