SHAPING THE GREAT CITY: MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CENTRAL EUROPE, 18901937 looks at the explosion
of new architectural ideas during the last decades of the Habsburg Empire and the first years of the new republics of Central Europe.
Through some 350 architectural drawings, models, and archival film clips, the exhibition explores the origins and development
of modern architecture in Central Europe before and after World War I, a time of dramatic social and political change.
The exhibition is divided into two parts. THE CITY AS FORM AND IDEA
explores conceptual models and patterns of city-building that dominated planning practice from the 1890s through the early 1930s.
MODERNITY AND PLACE looks at individual cities at moments
of distinctive architectural innovation and vitality.
Seen at the Getty Museum in its only U.S. venue, the exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute; the Canadian Centre for
Architecture, Montreal; and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, in association with Kunstforum Wien.