Envisioning architecture: drawings from the Museum of Modern Art

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The first in a series of three titles that will showcase selected works from The Museum of Modern Art's superlative holdings in the fields of architecture and design, this hand-some volume features a wide range of drawings by great architects of the modern age, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as contemporary practitioners Rem Koolhaas, Frank O. Gehry, and Zaha Hadid. Their drawings and watercolors combine exacting detail with astonishing beauty. The full-page illustrations, expertly reproduced in color or black-and-white according to the original drawing, reveal not only the range of aesthetic viewpoints but also the development of architecture over the last century.

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Contents

Foreword 6
6
Building a Modern Collection 118
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Plates 38
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Matilda McQuaid is Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of the Textiles Department at Cooper-Hewitt.

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