The Travel of Architectural Photography: Views of the American Home by G.E. Kidder Smith
May 22, 2022—July 31, 2022
Three complementary exhibitions hosted simultaneously at the iconic Edith Farnsworth House in Plano, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and in S. R. Crown Hall on the IIT campus, reveal the key role that twentieth-century photography played in shaping our changing understanding of the built environment in Italy and the United States. This exhibition of historic American houses emerged from the G.E. Kidder Smith archive at the IUAV Archivio Progetti in Venice and coincides with a companion exhibition focused on G.E. Kidder Smith’s Italian Itineraries, held at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and a mini exhibition of his Chicago photographs at IIT College of Architecture, Graham Architecture Resource Center. These exhibitions coincide with the publication by ORO Editions of G. E. Kidder Smith Builds. The Travel of Architectural Photography written by Angelo Maggi with a preface by Michelangelo Sabatino.