Nancy Rosen

  • “Architectural Analogues”

    If you can imagine a head-on collision between Bernard Rudofsky (curator and author of Architecture Without Architects: The Prodigious Builders) and Ludwig Bemelmans (creator of Madeleine and Bemelmans’ Bar at the Carlyle Hotel) then you can imagine the spirit of the eclectic presentation at the Whitney Museum’s Downtown Branch entitled “Architectural Analogues.” This incongruous array of objects, models, drawings, photographic documentation and film, with a cast of characters ranging from Red Grooms to Joel Shapiro, exposed the pitfalls of exhibiting many specimens of recent art. These problems