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“Clip/Stamp/Fold”

THE STOREFRONT FOR Art and Architecture is a small wedge of space, tucked behind Vito Acconci and Stephen Holl’s unfolding facade on Kenmare Street in Lower Manhattan. Barely fifteen feet deep, it was the perfect opening venue for “Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X–197X,” an exhibition on view there through last February and dedicated—as its title suggests—to the explosion of small publications produced in architectural circles in the 1960s and ’70s. Across one long wall was a time line featuring covers of significant issues printed on curving, backlit panels, each image accompanied by a short explanatory text. On the opposite wall, its folding partitions kept closed against the cold of late winter, hundreds of covers were digitally collaged into a wallpaper grid. In the remaining space, Plexiglas bubbles on spindly telescopic legs contained actual

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