Known for her avant-garde and post-modernist work, she often choreographed performances without music. When asked why she stopped choreographing in silence she said “I got fed up with listening to all the goddamn coughing.” This brochure was designed in 1991 which was also the year Trisha Brown received a MacArthur foundation “genius” grant.
We couldn’t resist animating this sketch of this brochure, making it dance so to speak.
Sketches by Massimo Vignelli for Trisha Brown Dance Company brochure pencil and crayon on paper 8 1/2” x 11” [unfolded] Box 540, Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers Vignelli Center for Design Studies Rochester, New York
Cinema Radio City in Tehran by Heydar Ghiaï-Chamlou . The façade exhibits the introduction of Googie design into Iran through its outlandish neon geometry. The entire of the project follows modernist principles through the exploration of balance between straight and curved forms. Unfortunately, the cinema suffered a fire and was shut down with its neon facade removed, remaining in abandoned central Tehran.
Karachi University by Michel Écochard, Pierre Riboulet, and Gérard Thurnauer . The project was designed as part of a reform in the Ministry of Education of Pakistan and was intended to be the central university of the country. The building programme accommodates some seven thousand students in Faculties of Arts, Islamic Learning, Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education and Law. The design adheres to Corbusierian principles and the essential concepts of modernism. Every structure was built using reenforced concrete which was morphed into dramatic geometric forms and brise-soleils. The architects did not focus on the buildings themselves but rather on how they interacted with light and space. The architectural language was introduced rather than developed thus created an interesting impact in Pakistani design, changing the vernacular vocabulary.