MARGHERITA SPILUTTINI: ATLAS AUSTRIA
Until 24 September
Exhibition of work by Austrian architectural photographer Margherita Spiluttini. As well as being a comprehensive chronicle of Austrian architecture and major buildings by star architects. Spiluttini's own works 'Nach der Natur' (After Nature) and 'Bildgeschichten' (Narrative Strips) reinforce her status as an artist in her own right.
LESSONS FROM BERNARD RUDOFSKY
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Until 30 September
The doyen of 'architecture without architects' is celebrated at the CCA with a show that, unusually, is not conceived as a chronologically structured retrospective. Rather, the aim is to make the cosmopolitan Rudofsky's complex architectural concepts and notions of how to live both accessible and relevant for today.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
From 21 September to 20 January 2008
Captures Barcelona's remarkable artistic ferment between 1880 and 1909. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, furniture, jewellery and architectural models combine to vividly illustrate the city's tumultuous development.
CAMPANA BROTHERS IN THE GARDEN
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Until 14 October
Celebrated Brazilian designer brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana join in the V & A's 150th anniversary celebrations with an installation in the John Madjeski Garden. Handcrafted pieces recreate the allure of the Vitoria Regia, giant water lilies commonly found in the Amazon rainforest.
PIRANESI AS DESIGNER
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York
From 14 September until 20 January 2008
The first museum exhibition to show Piranesi's full range and influence as a designer of architecture, elaborate interiors and exquisite furnishings. Savour his etchings, original drawings and prints, as well as fantastic chimney pieces, carriage works, furniture, light fixtures and other decorative pieces.
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