As seen : exhibitions that made architecture and design history / edited by Zoë Ryan ; with contributions by Paola Antonelli, Jan Boelen, Meredith Carruthers, Alison J. Clarke, Penelope Dean, Alison Fisher, Lindsay Garbutt, Karen Kice, Prem Krishnamurthy, Sylvia Lavin, Debbie Millman, Jonathan Olivares, Alice Rawsthorn, Zoë Ryan, and Mirko Zardini.
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143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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"Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. This volume examines the impact of eleven groundbreaking architecture and design exhibitions held between 1956 and 2006, revealing the different ways they have shaped how these disciplines are understood and practiced today. Featuring written and photographic descriptions of the shows and essays from noted curators, scholars, critics, designers, and artists, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / James Rondeau -- Acknowledgments ; Taking positions : an incomplete history of architecture and design exhibitions / Zoë Ryan -- Case studies / Lindsay Garbutt -- The feeback machine : exhibition reviews and the critical lens / Alison Fisher and Karen Kice -- Conversations -- Radical Italian design : the exhibition as Trojan horse / Alison J. Clarke -- Style : Memphis, Droog, super normal / Jonathan Olivares -- Branded vision / Debbie Millman -- Politics and presentation / Prem Krishnamurthy -- Curating connection : the case of the Biennial of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Jan Boelen -- Exhibiting and collecting ideas : a Montreal perspective / Mirko Zardini -- Digital natives / Paola Antonelli -- Some other systems of orientation : publishing exhibitions / Meredith Carruthers -- On the uses and abuses of the exhibition review / Penelope Dean -- Design critiques / Alice Rawsthorn -- Just what is it that makes today's architectural exhibitions so different, so appealing? / Sylvia Lavin -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index -- Photography credits.