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More Than Mere Practicality

Elizabeth Bacon Eager, PhD candidate and Bryan Norwood, PhD candidate, curators Embracing the rise of second-wave modernism in mid-century America, Harvard transformed its campus and its design curriculum in the midst of what John Coolidge (the Fogg Museum’s director from 1948-1972) called “an unprecedented moment…

exhibition dates: NOV 3, 2014 – JAN 20, 2015

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Grounded Visionaries: Writing Practice, Special Collections

Designers communicate their ideas not only through drawings and built works but also through writing. Books and essays have translated the ideals and understanding of the built environment worldwide throughout the centuries. From the systematic exposition of principles and elements of architecture in the sixteenth…

exhibition dates: SEP 8 – OCT 19, 2014

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Hélène Binet: Encounters with Cities

“Every time I photograph a space there is a history, and often this history is connected to the city.” While busy photographing architecture over the past twenty-eight years, Hélène Binet (b. Sorengo, 1959) has unwittingly been encountering the cities in which the architecture is situated.

exhibition dates: MAR 5 – JUL 23, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Interior Matters

Loosely associated with the spring semester’s Symposium on Architecture, the three architects of Interior Matters utilize methods, media, and models for projecting architecture with respect to interior and matter. Kiel Moe, Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy, Co-Director, Master in Design Studies program, and Co-Director,…

exhibition dates: MAR 28 – MAY 13, 2016

Kiel Moe, Curator

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Airport Landscape: The Jetport Landscape

October 30, 2013–December 19, 2013 Sonja Dümpelmann, curator In the 1950s and 1960s, landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley (1912–2004) was commissioned to provide landscape designs for two of the first jetports built in the United States, Dulles International Airport…

exhibition dates: OCT 30 – DEC 19, 2013

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The Architecture of Aggression

This exhibition includes printed books, plans, photographs and manuscripts from the Special Collections. Included are photographs of mediaeval Spanish fortresses from the H.H. Richardson Collection, materials from the Norman T. Newton Collection related to the work of the Allied Subcommission on Monuments in Italy in…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAY 1, 2009

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Cartographic Grounds: The Central Park Case Study

40.7820° N, 73.9660° W  Central Park, with its foundational history within American landscape architecture, has captured the imagination of cartographers, designers, artists, and writers alike. It is more widely referenced in art, film, and literature than any other American public space. This exhibit…

exhibition dates: NOV 2 – DEC 19, 2012

Jill Desimini, Curator

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Landformation Catalogue

March 26 – May 15, 2015 Zaneta Hong and Michael Leighton Beaman, curators Ground is both site and material for design intervention. Through a systematic manipulation of the landscape, humans account for the fastest geological transformation of the Earth’s surface in its 4.54…

exhibition dates: MAR 26 – MAY 15, 2015

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Erratics: Perception, Observation, and Practice

March 22, 2010–May 22, 2010 In conjuction with Erratics, the Special Collections Department of the Frances Loeb Library has mounted a selection of materials from the Rare Book Room and the Special Collections that will offer, in terms of both landscape and architecture, nineteenth-…

exhibition dates: MAR 22 – MAY 22, 2010