Entering the exhibition HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern, visitors were caught between two black-and-white photographs by Edward Massery. To the right was a photograph of the Civic Arena—the Igloo, as it was nicknamed by Pittsburghers—before it was torn down, rising in a luminous dome, its perfect curvature made even more beautiful by the stubborn verticality of other modernist buildings behind it (Figure 1). To the left was a photo of the Civic Arena halfway through demolition (Figure 2). Here the Igloo is reduced to a mere quadrant, which, while still rising majestically, now looks like a single fin of the Sydney Opera House...
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Book Review| June 01 2016
Review: HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern
HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern
Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art,
Pittsburgh12 September 2015–2 May 2016
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2016) 75 (2): 239–241.
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Mrinalini Rajagopalan; Review: HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2016; 75 (2): 239–241. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2016.75.2.239
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