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Description - Changing of the Avant-Garde by Paola Antonelli

What would it be like to live in R. Buckminster Fuller's hexagonal Dymaxion House? To visit Arata Isozaki's project for Hiroshima? To grow up in John Hejduk's Wall House? There are only fictional answers to questions such as these, but what imagination wouldn't ponder them upon seeing the drawings assembled in The Changing of the Avant-Garde? Featuring 165 expertly reproduced visionary architectural drawings from The Museum of Modern Art's Howard Gilman Archive, this collection brings together a selection of idealized, fantastic and utopian architectural drawings, mainly from the 1960s and 70s. This publication, the first to consider the drawings since the archive was established in 1998, is accompanied by essays exploring the significance of the works, and an interview with Pierre Apraxine, the former curator of the collection, by Paola Antonelli.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870700040
ISBN-10: 0870700049
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paola Antonelli

Terence Riley is Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Riley's curatorial work has focused primarily on major figures and themes in contemporary architecture, and includes The Un-Private House and Mies in Berlin.

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