The Architecture of Imre Makovecz
Wednesday May 3, 1989 – Saturday May 27, 1989
Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced innovative organic architecture that posed a challenge to formulaic modernism. Makovecz insisted that architecture go beyond generic limitations by giving shape to universal, divine phenomena. The exhibition presented a wide range of works: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center and other community centers, as well as projects created by Makovecz and architecture students during experimental summer sessions he held at a camp in the Visegràd forest beginning in 1981. Although Makovecz was well known in Europe, Finland and Japan at the time, this was the first exhibition of his work in the United States.