1966
40 Under 40

1966-1

Installation of “40 Under 40, An Exhibition of Young Talent in Architecture,” curated by the League’s J. Clawson Mills Fellow and program director Robert A.M. Stern

“A new generation of architects reveals its talents and proclivities in a show called ’40 Under 40-Young Talent in Architecture,’ that opens on Wednesday….Organized by the Architectural League, the show groups for comparison the works of 40 architects and designers 40 years of age or younger….The last show of this type was held 25 years ago at the critical moment when  modern architecture was taking over from Beaux Arts architecture….The current exhibition delineates three significant trends among the younger architects: a nostalgia for puristic architecture of the 1920s; an architecture of surprise where the interior does not derive from the exterior but is seen as a liner within; and a vernacular architecture that derives from the regional houses of the past.”  The New York Times, April 24, 1966