The period under examination begins with the Second World War, continues with criticism of the '60s and '70s and continues to the present, including the debate about reconstruction of Ground Zero.
85 designs and models present the work of architects such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Leon Krier, Paul Rudolph, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas and OMA and United Architects, and important figures such as James Fitzgibbon are rediscovered.
The title is linked with an initiative launched by Architectural Forum magazine in 1942, when America had just joined the war, in which a group of 23 American architects including Mies van der Rohe, Kahn and Eames was invited to design a post-war American city for a magazine called "194X".
by Agnese Bifulco
Title: 194X–9/11: American Architects and the City
Dates: July 1 2011 ? January 2 2012
Location: MoMA, New York USA
Illustrations: courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art