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Author Collins, George R. (George Roseborough), 1917-1993.

Title Visionary drawings of architecture and planning : 20th century through the 1960s : developed for travel and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) / [compiled by] George R. Collins ; The Drawing Center ... New York
Edition First MIT Press edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1979


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Description approximately 150 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Foreword / George R. Collins -- Introduction / George R. Collins -- Abraham, Raimund -- Cook, Peter -- Ferriss, Hugh -- Finsterlin, Hermann -- Friedman, Yona -- Fuller, R. Buckminster -- Gropius, Walter -- Hablik, Wenzel August -- Herron, Ron -- Hollein, Hans -- Izozaki, Arata -- Kahn, Louis I. -- Kiesler, Frederick J. -- Kikutake, Kiyonori -- Kurokawa, Noriaki (Kisho) -- Lamb, Charles R. -- Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret Gris) -- Le Ricolais, G. Robert -- Malcolmson, Reginald -- Mendelsohn, Eric [Erich] -- Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig -- Neutra, Richard -- Otto, Frei -- Parent, Claude -- St. Florian, Friedrich -- Sant'Elia, Antonio -- Scharoun, Hans -- Soleri, Paolo -- Stevens, Herbert H., Jr. -- Superstudio [Adolfo Natalini, Christiano Toraldo di Francia, Roberto Magris, Piero Frassinelli and Alessandro Magris) -- Tyng, Anne Griswold -- Wachsmann, Konrad -- Webb, Michael David -- Weidlinger Associates -- Weininger, Andrew -- Williams, Amancio -- Wright, Frank Lloyd -- Wright, Lloyd
Summary This is the catalog for a 1979 exhibition at New York's Drawing Center developed for travel and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). It presents a wide range of illustrations notable for their style and subject-personal glimpses of theory, speculation, and fantasy of what should or might be the future of our built environment. Collins has written an introduction which defines visionary architecture and which comments on the historical position of those represented in the exhibit. Thirty-eight designers are represented by a brief biography followed by a few annotated examples of the individual's work. The exhibition--a striking example of internationalism--is reduced by the catalog to a hurried look at individuals and their creativity which should, however, encourage readers into further exploration of this field
Analysis New York (City) Art galleries Drawing Center Exhibits Visionary environment planning & architectural drawings ca 1900-ca 1970 Catalogues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architectural drawing -- Exhibitions.
Architectural drawing -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Architectural drawing -- 20th century.
City planning -- Drawings -- Exhibitions.
Regional planning -- Drawings -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Collins, George R. (George Roseborough), 1917-1993.
Drawing Center (New York, N.Y.)
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service.
LC no. 78078218
ISBN 0262030705