Art by architects in three exhibits Essay

Architectural fantasies form the basis of three shows in the Bay Areaduring November.

Exhibits in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeleyhighlight the drawings and designs of contemporary architects. Philippe Bonnafont Gallery, 2200 Mason Street, San Francisco.”The Wonderwall–Drawings and Photographs from the New Orleans World’s Fair” runs Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 to 5:30,from October 24 through November 24. With its kiosks, metallic palmtrees, wire-mesh alligators, domes, and turrets, the Wonderwall set thetheme for the 1984 exposition: a jazz-filled celebration of Louisiana life and history. Drawings by architects Charles Moore, WilliamTurnbull, and others let you follow the design process resulting in thatextraordinary architectural gumbo.

Admission is free. American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter, 315 14thStreet, Oakland. “Art by Architects” continues throughNovember 16.

Travel sketches, engravings, and finished drawings form thecore of this show, which was organized to raise money for the OaklandMuseum. The objects will be auctioned on November 16 from 6 to 9 P.M.;bidding starts at $25. Exhibit hours are weekdays 9 to 5. Free.

University Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.”Love/House” continues through November 18. In 50 pen-and-inkdrawings and a model, UC Berkeley professor of architecture Lars Lerupexplores the symbolism of the house. Museum hours are Wednesdaysthrough Sundays, 11 to 5.

Admission costs up to $2.

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