In Situ

Architecture and Landscape

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA

Wednesday 08 April 2009 to Monday 14 September 2009
In Situ: Architecture and Landscape draws from the rich collection of The Museum of Modern Art to examine the diverse attitudes toward landscape over the last hundred years.

In recent decades “landscape” has taken on an expanded definition in architecture. In the first half of the twentieth century, the architectural avant-garde celebrated autonomy from nature, and architects devised utopian schemes for creating urban realms ex novo, with little consideration for their surroundings. More recently, however, the challenges of a threatened environment and rapidly expanding cities have fostered a revised understanding of landscape. Harmony between the spatial, social, and environmental aspects of human life has become a priority in political thought, and this has had profound reverberations in both architecture and landscape design. "Landscape"—no longer understood merely as nature untouched—now encompasses complex interventions by architects and landscape architects in urban and rural surroundings.

April 8, 2009–September 14, 2009

Location

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA
11 West 53 Street
Midtown Manhattan Precinct
New York
United States
high beach cliffs with building straddling cliff top to sea
The Continuous Monument: On the Rocky Coast, project Perspective (1969).
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Superstudio (Italian, est. 1966-1982). Cut-and-pasted printed paper, color pencil, and oil stick on board. 18 3/8 x 18 1/8" (46.7 x 46 cm). Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation