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Book explores how contemporary art portrays architecture

Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility
Isabelle Loring Wallace and Nora Wendl
Ashgate Publishing Compary

Concentrated on works made since 1990, Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility is the first book to advance the idea that contemporary art functions as a form of architectural history, theory and analysis. It was edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace, an associate art professor at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, and Nora Wendl, an assistant professor of architecture at Portland State University in Oregon.

This volume examines a diverse group of artists in conjunction with the vernacular, canonical and fantastical structures engaged by their work. An important resource for scholars of contemporary art and architecture, Contemporary Art About Architecture calls attention to the fact that art is now a vital form of architectural discourse.