Saturday, 13 February 2010

09/10 - MOMA In-Situ Exhibition

Superstudio’s The Continuous Monument: On the Rocky Coast, project perspective (1969).
Image: the Museum of Modern Art

"In recent decades "landscape" has taken on an expanded definition in architecture. In the first half of the twentieth century, the architectural avant-garde celebrated autonomy from nature, and architects devised utopian schemes for creating urban realms ex novo, with little consideration for their surroundings. More recently, however, the challenges of a threatened environment and rapidly expanding cities have fostered a revised understanding of landscape. Harmony between the spatial, social, and environmental aspects of human life has become a priority in political thought, and this has had profound reverberations in both architecture and landscape design."

Some interesting drawings in the MOMA archive as well as featured in this link.

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