previews

  • James Stirling (Firm), Siemens AG Headquarters, Munich, Germany: perspective, 1969-70, ink, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 19 x 24".

    James Stirling

    Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
    1920 Rue Baile
    March 1–May 1

    Yale Center for British Art
    1080 Chapel Street
    October 14–January 2

    Curated by Anthony Vidler

    Frequently overlooked because, paradoxically, of his stylistic breadth, James Stirling is now beginning to garner recognition for his architectural erudition and the role it played in transforming the trajectory of postwar modernism. “Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher” promises to sow new interpretations of Stirling’s embrace of high, historical, vernacular, and contextual architectures, offering less a monographic retrospective than a peek into the architect’s brain. On view will be some 300 objects, including documentation of Stirling’s most renowned projects (the Engineering Building at the UK’s University of Leicester, 1959, and Germany’s Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1984, among others), his student work, his own teaching at Yale, and his London office’s production. An accompanying publication by Vidler parallels the exhibition’s archival sweep.