07 March 2012

Titanic and Mies van der Rohe

Staney Tigerman The Titanic, 1978 

According to the Art Institute of Chicago, "Stanley Tigerman’s conceptual collage depicts Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall for the Illinois Institute of Technology—which houses the School of Architecture—sinking into Lake Michigan. Tigerman’s work is a critique on the state of architectural pedagogy in Chicago and its environs in the late 1970s. By this time, the Postmodern movement was becoming a viable counterpoint to Mies’s Minimalist aesthetic and was being taught at other schools of architecture in the United States" (via source).

This photomontage perfectly combines my love of  the Titanic, with my love of architecture and Mies van der Rohe. Not to mention clouds, I love clouds. I would love to have a copy of this hanging in my apartment.

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