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Architecture Presents: “Material Manifestations ” Sept. 11
Architecture Presents: “Material Manifestations ” Sept. 11 Architecture Presents: “Material Manifestations ” Sept. 11
Architecture Presents: “Material Manifestations ” Sept. 11 Architecture Presents: “Material Manifestations ” Sept. 11

A book launch and architectural exhibition based on the work of Rensselaer students will be featured Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shaker Museum and Library in New Lebanon, Mass. The exhibit, titled “Material Manifestations — cultural and material effects of Shaker artifacts,” is based on a semester-long study of Shaker artifacts in an architectural design studio coordinated by Andrew Saunders, assistant professor of architecture.

Each student in the studio chose a Shaker artifact — tools, furniture, containers —and conducted a study of the piece including a digital generative analysis drawing. That study informed the students as they designed and modeled a hypothetical 10,000-square-foot archive and exhibition center for the Shaker Museum and Library. The museum is in the process of planning such a structure for its recently acquired site at the former “North Family” grouping in Mount Lebanon Shaker Village.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Shaker Museum and Library online at www.shakermuseumandlibrary.org/ or call (518) 794-9100.

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Volume 4, Number 13, September 10, 2010
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