'1973: sorry, out of gas'
 
'1973: sorry, out of gas'
jan 31, 2008

'1973: sorry, out of gas'

düsseldorf-wuppertal interchange during a driving ban, germany, 15 november 1973 photograph © kpa/dpa

an exhibition currently running at the canadian centre for architecture in montreal, explores the effects of the 1973 oil crisis on architectural innovation. ‘1973: sorry, out of gas’ looks into the diverse range of responses, from a variety of fields. featuring over 350 objects including drawings, photographs and video, the exhibition maps the reaction to the event and its importance to contemporary architecture.  the show will be displayed until april 20th and is accompanied by a 250-page catalogue.

'1973: sorry, out of gas' steve baer, designer. house of steve baer, corrales, new mexico, 1971 photograph © jon naar, 1975/ 2007

'1973: sorry, out of gas' installation view of 1973: sorry, out of gas. exhibition design by gilles saucier, saucier + perrotte architectes photo michel legendre © canadian centre for architecture, montréal

'1973: sorry, out of gas' installation view of 1973: sorry, out of gas. exhibition design by gilles saucier, saucier + perrotte architectes photo michel legendre © canadian centre for architecture, montréal

'1973: sorry, out of gas' installation view of 1973: sorry, out of gas. exhibition design by gilles saucier, saucier + perrotte architectes photo michel legendre © canadian centre for architecture, montréal

'1973: sorry, out of gas' american president jimmy carter dedicates the white house solar panels, 20 june 1979 photograph © jimmy carter library

'1973: sorry, out of gas' solar collectors installed on roof top at 519 east 11th street, nyc, ca. 1976 photograph © Jon Naar, 1976/ 2007

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