James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher Exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal (CCA), have co-produced the first ever exhibition of the archive of British architect, Yale School of Architecture professor, and Pritzker Prize laureate James Stirling (1924 – 1992).

The exhibition, Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher, is on view at the Yale Center for British Art 14 OCTOBER, 2010 — 2 JANUARY, 2011.

James Stirling, regarded as one of the most important and innovative architects of the twentieth century, earned international acclaim through bold and innovative projects such as the Leicester University Engineering building (1959 – 63), the History Faculty building at Cambridge University (1964 – 67), the Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (1977 – 84), the Clore Gallery for the Turner Collection at Tate Britain (1984), and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University (1979 – 84).

Notes from the Archive will feature more than three hundred original architectural drawings, models, and photographs drawn from the James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds at the CCA. Together the works reveal Stirling’s wide-ranging approach to architectural composition and language, as well as the fundamental importance of British architecture to his work. The exhibition will also consider Stirling’s time as a teacher at the Yale School of Architecture (YSOA). A concurrent exhibition at the YSOA will include nearly three hundred drawings by seventy students who studied architecture under Stirling’s tutelage. Following its run at the Center, Notes from the Archive will travel to Europe in 2011 and arrive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, in spring 2012.

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