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Meaning and Myth: The Architecture of the Shrine of the Book

June 6, 1997-November 24, 1997
Location: Palevsky Design Pavilion
The exhibition Meaning and Myth: The Architecture of the Shrine of the Book presented the elaborate seven-year planning process which led to construction of the Shrine of the Book through preliminary sketches, architectural drawings, blueprints, photographs, reconstructed models, and statements by the Shrine's architects, Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos. Kiesler and Bartos wanted to create a ceremonial space embodying the concept of rebirth, which they related to the concurrent discovery of the scrolls and the creation of the State of Israel.