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Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey

Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey
Event on 2017-09-09 00:00:00
September 9th, 2017 – February 26th, 2018

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center


As part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the Museum’s contribution is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning and practice of modern architecture. Bo Bardi emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946 and Frey from Switzerland to the United States in 1930. Though the two did not meet . . .
 

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As part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the Museum’s contribution Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning and practice of modern architecture. Bo Bardi (1914–1992) emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946 and Frey (1903–1998) from Switzerland to the United States in 1930. Though the two did not meet, Bo Bardi translated Frey’s treatise Living Architecture for Domus, and their personal and professional odysseys are representative of the emergence of São Paulo and Southern California as architectural and cultural laboratories in the middle of the 20th century. They each created modernist houses, furniture, public buildings, and approaches to urban design that move beyond strict rationalism to embrace the social and environmental contexts specific to their adoptive homes in Brazil and Southern California. Bo Bardi and Frey shared a belief in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building, and living. As they embraced modern technologies, they responded to the climate and terrain of the local environment and the people whose personal and social experiences were touched by those conditions.

 

Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey is made possible with major grants from the Getty Foundation.

  

“LA/LA : A Celebration Beyond Borders” consists of numerous exhibitions exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, at over 70 museums, organizations and institutions in Southern California. It runs from September 2017 thru January 2018. For more information on the exhibition, please visit PST: LA/LA

In correlation with Palm Spring’s Modernism Week, Daniell Cornell, PhD, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr. Director of Art at Palm Springs Art Museum, will give a preview presentation of the Museum’s upcoming exhibition on February 25, 2017. For ticketing and details on this event, please visit Modernism Week.

at Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, United States

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