Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cool Austin - Austin's MCM Architecture

An exhibition of Mid–Century Modern Architecture in the Capital City

This exhibition, sponsored by AIA Austin, features fine examples of Austin's own Mid–Century Mod­ern structures, and keys off Birth of the Cool, now at the Blanton Museum of Art. Cool Austin includes architectural land­marks like the Municipal Audito­rium (now the Long Center) and Robert Mueller Air­port. It showcases familiar building typologies that were estab­lished in the 1950's—the motor court motel, schools, churches and progressive homes spanning the 40's, 50's and 60's.

The exhibition is comprised of historic drawings, period photo­graphs, models and plans. It illustrates how Austin's leading architects of the time interpreted the Modernist ideals of clean lines and blurred bound­aries between man and nature, interior and exterior space.

Click here to download a copy of the self–guided driving tour map of neighborhoods and individual projects that epit­omize Austin's mid-century modern archi­tecture.

1 comment:

erin@designcrisis said...

I can't believe they left my house off the map.