Revisiting the Glass House: Contemporary Art and Modern Architecture

Revisiting the Glass House: Contemporary Art and Modern Architecture
Library Shelf Location 06.ARCH
Publication Date 2008
Description In recent years, there has been an enormous interest among emerging and established artists in architecture of the modern period. "Revisiting the Glass House" explores the ways in which contemporary artists incorporate images of modern buildings in their work as a means to explore the Utopian potential of architecture and to provide an antidote to the cynicism of our time. The book features painting, photography, video art, and other two-dimensional work by twenty-two artists from around the world whose engagement with architecture has more to do with ideas and ideals than with structure. The artists reimagine the iconic designs of architects such as Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier, placing their buildings in unlikely locations and repurposing them for a new generation. Through the works of these artists, contributing essayists examine the recent nostalgia for modern architecture and its potential for instigating social change.
ISBN 9780300135879
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Editors Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Jessica Hough
Format Paperback
Publisher Yale University Press
Related Artists Dorit Margreiter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jim Isermann, Peter Doig, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, David Claerbout, Luisa Lambri, David Thorpe, Enoc Perez, Gordon Cheung, Alexander Apostol, Cyprien Gaillard, Angela Dufresne, Daniel Arsham, David Diao, Christine Erhard, Terence Gower, Angelina Gualdoni, Natasha Kissell, Russell Nachman, Lucy Williams
Category Art by Subject
Keyword Architecture (subject)
Related Gallery Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut
Language English

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