Objets d’architecture
Works by some of the most influential designers of the 20th century, including Frank Gehry, Richard Neutra, Lebbeus Woods and Frank Lloyd Wright, will be the focus of an exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture in Los Angeles, US. Entitled Drawings and Objects by Architects, the display will feature items such as the preparatory sketches for the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, rare pencil drawings of the well-known studio residence designed for writer Ayn Rand and renderings of the Warren Tremaine Residence in Montecito, California.
‘Drawings and Objects by Architects’, until October 10, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, tel: +1 323-525 0053, www.edwardcella.com

Pick of the royal porcelain
This weekend is the last chance to see the pieces included in Royal Porcelain from the Twinight Collection, 1800-1850 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Originally crafted to be exchanged as royal gifts during the first half of the 19th century, they were frequently given to adversaries among foreign courts and so are expressions of the utmost opulence and a record of the fine craftsmanship of the various porcelain manufacturers based in Berlin, Sèvres and Vienna.
‘Royal Porcelain from the Twinight Collection, 1800-1850’, until August 9, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, tel:+1 212-535 7710, www.metmuseum.org

Material world
This month the Liberty department store in London stages Prints Charming, an exhibition featuring work by six British artists. Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, Paul Morrison, Mike McInnerney, Michael Angove, Anj Smith and Simon Hart have created a collection of patterned material that combines the floral Liberty legacy with a modern twist. The fabric will be available to buy by the metre.
Prints Charming, until September 2, Liberty, London, tel: +44 (0)20-7734 1234, www.liberty.co.uk

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