Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Young? Chicago?

What does it mean to be a Chicago architect or designer? Are there affinities and synergies that they share, or could they just as well be working in anywhere U.S.A.? A new exhibition at Chicago's Art Institute puts the work of a sweet sixteen of architects, industrial, fashion and graphics designers on display, and the museum's new curator of Architecture and Design, Joseph Rosa, tries to make sense of the mix. Read all about it, and see the pictures, here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, but I refer to everyone's favorite Chicago architect, Louis Henri Sullivan.

Born in Boston, educated at MIT, worked in Philadelphia, studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France -- but no one would deny he was a *Chicago* architect, would he? We're all carpetbaggers or colonizers of one kind or another.