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EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE: A PARADOX? Ed. by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen. Yale School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, 2015. Distributed by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 208 pp. with 78 ills. (39 col.). 26 x 17 cm. LC 2015-934199 ISBN 9781940291598 In English.
Publisher's description: 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, and how to communicate something as elusive as an architectural experience that unfolds in space and time? To be sure, architecture poses a challenge to exhibition as a medium; indeed, 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, if that is not possible, fragments and models of them on display? These were among the questions the organizers posed to a group of architectural and art historians, practicing architects, and curators, who were invited to participate to contribute essays to the book. 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, the lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions that took place at the eponymous symposium at the Yale School of Architecture in Fall 2013.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165742
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