Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Intermission: Films From a Heroic Future
When thinking about the old cliché of What is architecture? Which are the limits? —we found really interesting to research on other disciplines which focuses on human desire of conquer other spaces, new infrastructures to inhabit and a huge amount of related issues. Historical and cultural representations of humankind’s journey into both air and space are part of this research:
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, DC houses and maintains the largest collection of historic air- and spacecraft in the world. The Archives Division of the museum acquires, documents, and maintains a collection of historically significant artefacts for public exhibition, study, and reference. These documentary materials, which span the history of flight from ancient times to the present day, include a wide range of visual and textual materials, many emphasizing the technical aspects of air- and spacecraft and their propulsion systems. The archival collection contains approximately 280 cubic metres of material, including an estimated 1.7 million photographs, 210,000 metres of motion picture film, and 2 million technical drawings. The Film Archives have a catalogued collection of over 20,000 motion picture titles, documenting the history of aerospace flight from the Wright brothers to the space shuttle.
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Quaderns es la revista del Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña
Quaderns is the journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia