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Film Screening: Diana Agrest, "The Making of an Avant-Garde"

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, Architecture building.

"THE MAKING OF AN AVANT GARDE: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984"
A documentary written, produced and directed by Diana Agrest, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

About the film:
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, made New York the global center for architectural debate and redefined architectural discourse in the United States. A place of immense energy and effervescence, its founders and participants were young and hardly known at the time but would ultimately shape architectural practice and theory for decades. They included Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Emilio Ambasz, Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Mario Gandelsonas, Diana Agrest, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Moneo, Anthony Vidler, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, and Philip Johnson. Agrest's film documents and explores the Institute's fertile beginnings and enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde.