This publication inaugurates A+D (Architecture and Design), a new series from the Art Institute of Chicago, which highlights the work of important architects and designers from around the world. Innovatively designed by the New York firm 2x4, the titles are either historical in nature or investigate current critical thinking and practice in architecture and design.
This handsome book presents the oeuvre of Douglas Garofalo, principal of Garofalo Architects, internationally renowned for its innovative residential, commercial, institutional, and public building projects. With an impressive list of clients that includes the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the firm has also designed a number of private residences and played a significant role in Chicago’s urban design and public planning.
Joseph Rosa looks at the architect’s work to date, drawing from the full spectrum of his built work, theoretical and visionary projects (including the Camouflage House outside Chicago), and competition entries (including those for the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Public Schools). Illustrations of and informative entries on the drawings, models, and digital media that showcase this work are featured.
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.; 95 pages; 71 illustrations ISBN 0-300-12058-3
1 hour 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
3 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
2 days 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory