UNFINISHED SPACES

By Alysa Nahmias and
Benjamin Murray

Winner of the 2014
SAH Award for Film and Video

Learn More
CALL FOR PAPERS

SAH is accepting abstracts
for the 2015 Annual Conference
in Chicago, April 15-19

Deadline June 6, 2014

Learn More
JOIN SAH IN PARIS

Experience the Maison de Verre, Villa Savoye & the Maison Louis Carré
 
Special event to 
benefit SAH Archipedia

Learn More

Members in the News


SAH Deadlines & Dates


Awards & Fellowships   Deadline 
SAH/Mellon Author Awards     6/1
H. Allen Brooks
Travelling Fellowship
 
 
10/1 
     
Call for Papers
  Deadline 
2015 Annual Conference
  6/1
     
Events
  Dates
SAH in Paris    7/11-7/12
Croatia Study Tour
  8/18-8/29


Blog




By Sandy Isenstadt via Places Journal

Great White Way
The lights of New York dazzled Vladimir Mayakovski when he came to visit in 1925. The revolutionary poet of modernism felt “a constant electrical breeze” in the great city, powering trains to the horizon and elevators to the stars, igniting the metropolitan elements; "the buildings are glowing with electricity,” he wrote. Bewitched, he stared hard into the dizzying views, his vision racing down the vanishing streets netted with wires and lights. [1] For Mayakovski, New York in the early 20th century was the frenzied heart of modernity, the new world metropolis where the self-conscious avant-garde aesthetic experiment of the old world was eclipsed by the unblinking gaze of blazing lamps, as if the white-hot heart of human consciousness itself were on display. 



Opportunities


  • The Modern Ball

    San Francisco | Dates: 30 Apr, 2014
    Raise a glass to the future at SFMOMA's largest celebration, as the Modern Ball 2014 transforms beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens into an ultrachic, glamorous party space with surprises around every corner.
    View Details
  • Cleopatra's Needle

    New York | Dates: 03 Dec, 2013 – 08 Jun, 2014
    This exhibition celebrates the Central Park Conservancy's upcoming conservation on the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle."
    View Details
  • The Roof Garden Commission

    New York | Dates: 29 Apr – 02 Nov, 2014
    American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden—the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions—structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s—set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein). Constructed of hedge rows and curves of two-way mirrored glass, the pavilion will be both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors.
    View Details