Friedman Benda’s exhibition Early Drawings brings together over a hundred drawings of cities, inhabitants, and machines from the 80s and 90s of Lebbeus Woods. Lebbeus Woods is well known for post apocalyptical visions that combine both modern architecture and industrial ruin. The press release for the show states,
Lebbeus Woods was born in Lansing, Michigan, in 1940. The son of an accomplished military engineer, he worked with Kevin Roche at Eero Saarinen and Associates before turning decisively, in the mid-1970s, to independent, conceptual work staged through drawings, models, and installations. He co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture and is a Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union as well as a lecturer at the European Graduate School. The author of many books and subject of many exhibitions worldwide, his writings and drawings have inspired architects, film directors, story-writers, and dreamers of all kinds.
Lebbeus Woods Early Drawings 2012 February 24 – April 6 at Friedman Benda
Photos: Zita Szatmary