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Portman’s America & Other Speculations

Combining the talents of an architect, artist and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects —megastructures—that radically redefined the relationship of architecture to the city and its citizens. Iwan Baan’s new photographs of Portman’s work, commissioned for the…

exhibition dates: AUG 28 – OCT 25, 2017

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TASK: A Magazine for the Younger Generation of Architecture

TASK was published in Robinson Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was based before moving to Gund Hall in 1972. The magazine was published by architecture students at the GSD, MIT, and Smith College, and was consistently active from…

exhibition dates: MAR 30 – MAY 12, 2017

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Designing Planes and Seams

Designing Planes and Seams focuses on the relationship of flat or planar materials and the seaming and construction necessary for creating expressive three-dimensional form. Focusing on the pattern pieces of iconic historic designs, the dressing of the contours of the body is represented by examples…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAR 15, 2017

Anita Berrizbeitia, Curator

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The Kid Gets Out of the Picture at the GSD

The vocabulary of early nineteenth-century picturesque landscape architecture is almost entirely alien to contemporary ears. Clumps, lumps, masses, groups, belts, hollows—these are a few of a vast catalog of objects that once belonged to design and have long since been absorbed into colloquial ubiquity. While…

exhibition dates: OCT 27 – DEC 23, 2016

Andrew Holder, Curator

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Happening Now: Historiography in the Making

If we were to accept that “history” is contingent upon the depth and breadth of one’s point of view, where would the writing of history begin? What would it aim for? What would be its evidence? How would the validity of its iconic examples…

exhibition dates: SEP 7 – OCT 17, 2016

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A Sustainable Future for Exuma: A Traveling Toolbox

This multi-year research and education project is a collaboration among the Government of The Bahamas, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), and the GSD. The goal is to facilitate the design and management of a more sustainable future for the Exuma archipelago, and The Bahamas more…

exhibition dates: NOV 12 – JAN 17, 2015

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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In the Life of Cities

What is it that gives places their individual qualities and defines the life of a city? Architects and urbanists are accustomed to describing and creating the organizational structures, the layouts and physical attributes of our cities. But what are the relations between the design of…

exhibition dates: AUG 29 – SEP 30, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Recent Acquisitions From Special Collections

A selection of materials acquired by the Special Collections Department within the past academic year.  The items displayed indicate the breadth and variety of a year’s acquisition: by purchase, transfer or gift. Images Broadcasting House. London : BBC, 1932 Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953. Neues…

exhibition dates: JAN 2 – MAY 30, 2009

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What Shall We Do With Our Walls?

A Rare Book Room title featured in this exhibition of design publications from the Victorian Era. The books displayed illustrate the role of technological advances on production, binding, and color illustration.  …

exhibition dates: NOV 6, 2009 – JAN 15, 2010