Architecture on Display - On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture


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The origins of the architecture biennale are generally traced to the 1970s, when it emerged from under the umbrella of the larger Venice Biennale, which was itself established in 1895. Since then it has become one of the most prestigious forums for architectural discourse today, and has served as a model for a range of international exhibitions. The book explores the biennale through the directors who established its particular discourse, including Vittorio Gregotti, Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W Forster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hans Hollein, Richard Burdett, Deyan Sudjic, Aaron Betsky and Kazuyo Sejima, as well as the current president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Barrata. These conversations do not seek to recapitulate the exhibitions themselves but rather explore the questions that these exhibitions raise, with the hope of offering a model for future curatorial endeavours.


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7 Preface by Brett Steele 11 Introduction by Aaron Levy Interviews with Vittorio Gregotti, Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Dal Co, Hans Hollein, Massimiliano Fuksas, Deyan Sudjic, Kurt W. Forster, Richard Burdett, Aaron Betsky, Kazuyo Sejima, Paolo Barratta 203 Afterword by William Menking

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  • : 9781902902968
  • : Architectural Association Publications
  • : Architectural Association Publications
  • : August 2010
  • : books

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  • : BC
  • : 208