Drawing Ambience showcases architectural drawings from the private collection of the remarkable educationalist Alvin Boyarsky (1928-1990). As an architect, tutor and critic, Boyarsky argued for new models in education and in design practice, which were always linked to global cultural changes. He created the Architectural Association, a platform for young architects to explore the challenges of the day and define their own visual and spatial languages.
The diversity of Boyarsky’s collection, which includes drawings from figures such as Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebeskind and Bernard Tschumi, mirrors the visionary spirit of both built and unbuilt projects. De Boyarsky’s collection includes designs and theoretical explorations that, disregarding their conceptual variations, are all the result of experimentation through drawing.
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Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association is coorganized by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. It is cocurated by Jan Howard, curator of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and Igor Marjanović, professor architecture at the Washington University in St. Louis. The catalogue was published by the University of Chicago Press.