History in the making: highlights from the MoMA Architecture and Design Department's collection

The drawings and models - many previously unseen - on view at MoMA in 'Building Collections'
Share
Le Corbusier, Assembly Hall (Chandigarh, India) Roof model (1964)

1 / 14 Le Corbusier, Assembly Hall (Chandigarh, India) Roof model (1964)

Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, Stenciled Frieze Panel from the Trading Room of the Chicago Stock

2 / 14 Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, Stenciled Frieze Panel from the Trading Room of the Chicago Stock

Farkas Molnár, Konstruction (1921)

3 / 14 Farkas Molnár, Konstruction (1921)

Viktor Weixler and Fritz Judtmann, Wiener Internationale Messe Poster for a Vienna trade fair (1923)

4 / 14 Viktor Weixler and Fritz Judtmann, Wiener Internationale Messe Poster for a Vienna trade fair (1923)

Brüder Rasch, Bodo Rasch and Heinz Rasch, Suspension Houses Project, Perspective sketch (1927-1928)

5 / 14 Brüder Rasch, Bodo Rasch and Heinz Rasch, Suspension Houses Project, Perspective sketch (1927-1928)

Le Corbusier, 'Ceci n'est pas l'architecture' Drawing from Buenos Aires Lecture (1929)

6 / 14 Le Corbusier, 'Ceci n'est pas l'architecture' Drawing from Buenos Aires Lecture (1929)

Jean Tschumi, Nestle Headquarters - South facade perspective (1956-1957) Vevey, Switzerland

7 / 14 Jean Tschumi, Nestle Headquarters - South facade perspective (1956-1957) Vevey, Switzerland

Le Corbusier, Tower of Shadows, (Chandigarh, India) Scale model (1957)

8 / 14 Le Corbusier, Tower of Shadows, (Chandigarh, India) Scale model (1957)

Richard Jost, Chip Lord and Doug Michels, Ant Farm, East and West Elevations (1971-73)

9 / 14 Richard Jost, Chip Lord and Doug Michels, Ant Farm, East and West Elevations (1971-73)

Sauerbruch Hutton, GSW Headquarters (1991) Berlin, Germany

10 / 14 Sauerbruch Hutton, GSW Headquarters (1991) Berlin, Germany

UNStudio (Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos) Mercedes-Benz Museum Model (2001-2006) Stuttgart, Germany

11 / 14 UNStudio (Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos) Mercedes-Benz Museum Model (2001-2006) Stuttgart, Germany

UNStudio, Mercedes-Benz Museum Study Models (2001-2006) Stuttgart, Germany

12 / 14 UNStudio, Mercedes-Benz Museum Study Models (2001-2006) Stuttgart, Germany

Steven Holl, Linked Hybrid - Perspective sketch (2004) Beijing, China

13 / 14 Steven Holl, Linked Hybrid - Perspective sketch (2004) Beijing, China

Jürgen Mayer H, Mensa Karlsruhe Dining Hall model (2005-2006) Karlsruhe, German

14 / 14 Jürgen Mayer H, Mensa Karlsruhe Dining Hall model (2005-2006) Karlsruhe, German


Curated by Barry Bergdoll - the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design - and curatorial assistant Margot Weller, Building Collections, at MoMA New York (until 30 May 2011), highlights recent acquisitions made by the museum's Department of Architecture and Design.

Covering eight distinct themed areas that encompass the full range of the collection - which dates from 1890 to the present - the exhibition includes everything from delicate sketches by the likes of Heinz and Bodo Rasch (Suspension Houses Project) to the complete paraphernalia of the design process, such as the models, sketches and plans for UNStudio’s Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. The vast majority of pieces on display are being shown exclusively for the very first time.


You May Also Like




ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Read more