Architecture and sexuality
The exhibition looks at the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.
With some 250 exhibits, including drawings and architectural models, art installations, audiovisuals, books and other materials, the exhibition explores the power of spaces as the driving force of desire and shows how architecture has been a tool that controls behaviour and creates gender stereotypes in our patriarchal society.
It presents some of the projects that have subverted traditional models and advocated utopias of sexual cohabitation, or private spaces designed solely for pleasure. It looks afresh at the proposals of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Charles Fourier, Sade and Guy Debord, the radical architecture of the 1960s and 1970s, Carlo Mollino, Adolf Loos, Nicolas Schöffer, Wilhelm Reich, Playboy architecture and works by contemporary architects and artists.
The catalog of the exhibition is born as an orderly, flexible and direct structure of displaying the content in an attractive way for readers. In a conceptual way, all images are born from the center of the book, where the two pages are joined. That same visual effect is reinforced by the use of color, which degrades towards darker shades as it approaches the inside part of the double page. The typographic use is moderate, and serves a very clear hierarchy of information, measuring its impact on each of the parts, chapters and sections that compose the catalog.
A piece for collectors, with an enormous amount of content, in two colorful editions and rich in graphic details.