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.
Posted by CP at Saturday, February 13, 2010