Sorry, Out of Gas: Architecture's Response to the 1973 Oil Crisis

Publication, June 2007

Published on occasion of the CCA exhibition 1973: Sorry, Out of Gas, Sorry, Out of Gas is a unique publishing project combining the diverse materials assembled for the exhibition with a specifically commissioned children’s component by illustrator Harriet Russell.

Russell’s thirty-two-page story, “An Endangered Species,” describes the role of oil in daily life and suggest alternatives to this rapidly diminishing resource. An essay by curator Mirko Zardini follows the children’s component, while specific themes and projects are highlighted throughout the book in short texts written by co-curator Giovanna Borasi with Adam Bobbette, Daria Der Kaloustian, and Pierre-Édouard Latouche.

Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini
Essay by Mirko Zardini
Texts by Adam Bobbette, Giovanna Borasi, Daria Der Kaloustian, Pierre-Édouard Latouche, and Caroline Maniaque
Book design by Pitis, with Massimo Pitis and Bianca Baldacci

Published in French as Désolé, plus d’essence : L’innovation architecturale en réponse à la crise pétrolière de 1973
Co-published with Corraini Edizioni
Softcover, 232 pages

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