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Born out of research within the Ph. From the pages of Playboy, one could dream of a glossy packaged life. Perhaps there can be no better space to display and curate a show like Playboy Architecture, simply due to the fact that this house was meant to be mass produced—a cog in a suburban machine that Mies was never able to create, in part because modernism and its sultry packaging were just not tasteful to the inhabitants of Elmhurst.
The show is divided into four parts: The first room in the exhibition when you enter is the Playboy Pads, situated within the old living room of the McCormick House.
Hugh Hefner was famous for living and traveling in style. A vertically displayed plan-section model of an airplane gives an incredible glimpse into the almost Corbusian floor plan of walls within, replete with the creature comforts of high modernism, extending lifestyle during commutes to other far away pads.
In the adjacent room, lies a bed.
The Bedroom—or, more specifically, a circular bed—is hidden behind a velvet curtain with peepholes, dimly lit and perhaps the most compelling piece of design in the entire exhibition.
This bed was not only meant for the purposes of sleeping and sex, but also was an office and a conference center with shelves and phones, but no chairs. The bed extended past its typical uses and became an ambiguous small architecture in and of itself, suggesting that the real place of modernity in society was to help it reinvent itself, one bed at a time.
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The physical and conceptual thread that ties all the rooms together is the original magazines themselves, complete with white gloves to handle them carefully.
This inversion is a critical product of the exhibition curation that directly challenges our historical understanding of Playboy, and uses the revolutionary edge of modernist architecture to suggest that creating future images of visionary, free spaces for anybody is what architects have, can, and should continue to do.
The exhibition features an extensive collection of photographs, films, architectural models, and designed objects from the first 26 years of Playboy. An exhibition that explores the architectural influence of Playboy magazine April 20, Next month, visitors to the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago will be able to see Playboy Architecture, On show at Elmhurst's McCormick House, a fitting venue designed by Mies van der Rohe, the exhibition will display the luxury decor and modern architecture often showcased in Playboy Magazine throughout the twentieth century.
The style portrayed in Playboy, essentially linking architecture and eroticahas mainly influenced cinema and TV. Hefner at the height of the Playboy era. Chicago-based Playboy magazine played no small part in that by championing Chicago architects like Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright," she said speaking to Chicagoist.The Making of Exhibitions: Purpose, Structure, This paper is divided into three parts.
First, we look at the starting point of exhibitions—what involvement in the development and delivery of the Museum’s exhibition program. Exhibition Plans or Programs4. Sep 13, · This exhibition of nearly works, organized with the Peabody (Mass.) Essex Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, explores that .
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The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan is the first comprehensive exhibition of Bhutanese Buddhist art in the United States. Working together with the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Department of Culture and the Central Monastic Authority, the Academy has been granted unprecedented access to the sacred arts of the country during an. The Making of Exhibitions: Purpose, Structure, This paper is divided into three parts. First, we look at the starting point of exhibitions—what involvement in the development and delivery of the Museum’s exhibition program. Exhibition Plans or Programs4. Sep 13, · This exhibition of nearly works, organized with the Peabody (Mass.) Essex Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, explores that .
On display through August 28 at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois, 18 miles west of downtown Chicago, Playboy Architecture is situated within Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, a. Art Institute of Chicago Exhibition Catalogues browse-->> Southeast Chicago Historical Society browse-->> Tinker Swiss Cottage is a historic house museum located in the heart of Rockford, Illinois.
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