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Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014
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Professor of Architecture Beatriz Colomina directed an exhibition that looks at the influence of architecture on Playboy Magazine from 1953 to 1979, and the magazine's impact on architecture and design culture in the United States through its vision of a desirable contemporary lifestyle.

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Video feature: 'Playboy Architecture'

A group of Princeton University Ph.D. students have been involved in a research project led by Professor of Architecture Beatriz Colomina that looks at the influence of architecture on Playboy Magazine from 1953 to 1979, and the magazine's impact on architecture and design culture in the United States through its vision of a desirable contemporary lifestyle.

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This video focuses on Colomina and her students' "Playboy Architecture" exhibition, which was created from the research and was recently displayed inside the Architecture Building on campus.

The exhibition at Princeton was part of a larger exhibition showing at the same time in Maastricht in the Netherlands from September to February. On display on the walls in the Architecture Building were photos and renderings from the magazine, Playboy television segments, and photos from the larger exhibition in Maastricht.

The exhibition is now touring internationally.

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