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Fragments and Wholes: Collage, Bricolage, and the Pursuit of Peace

March 17, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Free with museum admission

This show-and-tell session explores how American and European architects used collage and bricolage between 1905 and 1945 to imagine a world where people of different races, nationalities, and religions could live together in peace and harmony. Looking at rare books and special collections in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, this presentation highlights the powerful creative results of combining fragments from different architectural traditions into new wholes.

Held in the Franke Reading Room at the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries*

Anna Foran, student in the MA Visual and Critical Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute
Shiben Banerji, assistant professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute

Research for this presentation has been generously funded by the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration.

*Outdoor coats and large bags are not permitted in the reading room; please check these at the museum checkroom prior to the event.

Tory, Emil. [Entry] in International Competition of the Carnegie Foundation: The Palace of Peace at the Hague. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1907. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries call number ff Stack 725 I61.