Museum Puts Windows on Display

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

Often called the 'eyes' of a house, windows are one of the most architecturally expressive features of a home.

April 01, 2003

 

Photo courtesy The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, Navy Pier, Chicago

Often called the "eyes" of a house, windows are one of the most architecturally expressive features of a home. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington explores the role windows play in the architecture and culture of the American home.

"Picture This: Windows on the American Home" is a multimedia exhibition that includes a time line of images, artifacts and technological innovations that shows the relationship between windows and broader conceptions of architectural space. The exhibit, sponsored by Andersen Corp., also features film and television clips, models, photographs, advertisements and, naturally, windows. "Picture This" runs through Aug. 11, 2003.

Comments on: "Museum Puts Windows on Display"

July 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

The Foundry Specialty Siding Shapes Collection from the Tapco Group adds dimension to a home’s exterior and draws attention with its finely crafted details.

Features

The House Review design team offers five plans to accommodate parents, children, and grandparents under one roof.