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A Center for the Visual Arts: The Ohio State University Competition

Peter Arnell | Ted Bickford, eds.

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This volume documents the design competition that produced the Wexner Center building. Five teams (pairing nationally known and regional architecture firms) submitted designs for a visual arts center at Ohio State, which eventually became the Wexner Center for the Arts. Participating architects included Michael Graves and Cesar Pelli & Associates, along with Peter Eisenman, then a principal with Eisenman/Robertson, Architects.

The book covers the entries of all five teams, focusing on the winning submission by Trott & Bean Architects and Eisenman/Robertson, Architects. Also included are essays addressing the background and preliminary plans for the arts center, as well as the architectural and landscape design history of the campus.

Rizzoli International Publications Inc.


  • Paperback
  • 145 pp.
  • Illus. throughout
  • 7.5 x 9.5 in
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