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Architecture in Comic-Strip Form

On the NYR Daily, Martin Filler writes, “Constructed of sturdy materials and meant to last decades, even centuries, architecture may seem to have little in common with comics, which are printed on cheap paper and prone to being thrown away by one’s mother. Yet the two mediums not only have a natural affinity, but the multi-panel drawing format can do several things that other visual methods cannot to advance broader knowledge of the building art.

“Arkitektur-Striper: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form,” at Oslo’s National Museum-Architecture provides a fascinating overview of this phenomenon, proving why a once déclassé graphic genre is able to explain buildings to the general public better than even the most immersive virtual-reality techniques. The comic strip is an integral part of architecture’s visual vocabulary, and increasingly so with the globalization of the profession, no doubt because this universally understood format can transmit even complex ideas without language.”

For more information, visit nasjonalmuseet.no.

Category: Exhibition
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
Universitetsgata 13,
Oslo, Norway