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Unprecedented Realism: Selections from the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection

September 1, 2022

Porta per Venezi Piazzale Roma, Venice, Italy (1990)

Now open at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design: 'Unprecedented Realism: Selections from the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection.' On the occasion of Jorge Silvetti’s retirement from the GSD and the Frances Loeb Library’s acquisition of the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection, Unprecedented Realism presents a series of narratives that reflect the evolution of the Machado Silvetti architectural practice over the last five decades.

“Over 120 pieces of two-dimensional work, 30 models, and 250 pieces of discursive material have been assembled for the exhibition. Taken together, these items stand in for the primary subject in Machado and Silvetti’s life-long accumulation of architectural production—buildings. Whether built or unbuilt, whether a vehicle for theoretical ideas or an autonomous artifact onto itself, the work of Machado and Silvetti is and has always been about buildings.”

The exhibition will be on display until October 7th in the Drucker Design Gallery.

Read more about the exhibition here: www.gsd.harvard.edu/exhibition/machado-silvetti/

Rodolfo and Jorge, 2021 BSA Award of Honor Recipients
Druker Lecture Series: Rodolfo and Jorge
The Work of Machado & Silvetti
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