Architecture on Display
The origins of the Venice Biennale of Architecture are generally traced to the 1970s. Since then, it has become one of the most prestigious forums for architectural discourse, and serves as a model for a range of international exhibitions. The publication Architecture on Display: On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, edited by Aaron Levy and William Menking, explores this history through the directors who established its particular discourse, including Vittorio Gregotti, Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W Forster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hans Hollein, Richard Burdett, Deyan Sudjic, Aaron Betsky and Kazuyo Sejima, as well as the current president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Barrata. These conversations do not seek to recapitulate the exhibitions themselves but rather explore the questions that these exhibitions raise, with the hope of offering a model for future curatorial endeavors.
Published by the Architectural Association, 2011