How one responds to the exhibition now on view at SCI-Arc may very well depend on the ability to distinguish between a duck and a swan. “The Duck and the Document: True Stories of Postmodern Procedures” begins with a wall-sized construction drawing for a fountain in the forecourt of Michael Graves’ Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando. The drawing at first seems to be a graphic representation of Robert Venturi, FAIA, and Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA’s definition of “duck”: an emblem of architecture’s most valiant form-making impulses. Read More …
May 27, 2017
Sylvia Lavin Rethinks Postmodernism at SCI-Arc
"The Duck and the Document" exhibition: Does it quack?
Architecture, Articles, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Charles Moore, Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman, Robert Venturi, Silvia Lavin