Architecture and Its Image examines the complex relationships between drawings, photographs, prints, and other architectural representations and the buildings, landscapes, and cities they represent. The exhibition assembles images dating from the early sixteenth century to the late twentieth century from Tokyo and Rome to Mississauga and Montreal and includes maps, books, journals, documents, models, films, videotapes, and computer graphics, in addition to drawings, watercolours, prints, and photographs, all selected from the CCA collection. Architecture and Its Image invites viewers to look not only at what these representations depict, but also at how they convey information, ideas, and attitudes about architecture.

The exhibition marks the tenth anniversary of the CCA’s founding in 1979, as well as the opening of the CCA’s new building in 1989.

Curators: Eve Blau, CCA, and Edward N. Kaufman, Columbia University.
Exhibition design by John Vinci, Chicago.

Selected objects

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