Museum of Moden Art
A poster for a heady architecture symposium titled Things in the Making: Contemporary Architecture and the Pragmatist Imagination.
Terry Riley, the then chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, organized this symposium and commissioned a poster to equal the opacity and theoretical foundations of topics being presented by the venerable panelists.
In attempting to visualize a plausible representation of contemporary architecture and the pragmatist imagination, a wall of books with their open ends facing outward rather than their spines was erected and photographed. Deconstructed panels reminiscent of walls, facades, edifices played atop this image of books while a sawn and clipped branch gave a practical, if tenuous connection between the high-profile speakers and their to-be-heard practicums.