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“Acknowledging the parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions, architect Lebbeus Woods has depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. Working mostly, but not exclusively, with pencil on paper, Woods has created an oeuvre of complex worlds—at times abstract and at times explicit—that present shifts, cycles, repetitions within the built environment. His timeless architecture is not in a particular style or in response to a singular moment in the field; rather, it offers an opportunity to consider how built forms impact the individual and the collective, and reflect contemporary political, social and ideological conditions, and how one person contributes to the development and mutation of the built world.
Lebbeus Woods, Architect brings together works from the past forty years by one of the most influential designers working in architecture. Beyond architects, he has been hailed by designers, filmmakers, writers, and artists as a significant voice in recent history, his works resonate across many disciplines for their conceptual depth, imaginative breadth, lasting beauty and ethical potency. The catalogue centers on transformation as a recurring theme, providing a framework for understanding the experimental nature of the work.”
The exhibition originated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Feb-Jun 2013) and was on view at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Nov 2013-Mar 2014) and The Drawing Center in New York City (Apr-Jun 2014).
With essays by curators Joseph Becker and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher.
Publisher Drawing Center, New York, 2014
Drawing Papers series, 114
ISBN 9780942324846, 0942324846