Generally speaking, the central problem of presenting architecture in a museum setting is how to communicate a three-dimensional medium designed to work in great spaces in two dimensions and miniaturized.
The Norton Museum of Art has solved this by interpolating a large display of skyscrapers built to scale out of Legos in the middle of an otherwise formal architecture exhibit.
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ARCHITECTURE IN DETAIL and BLOCK BY BLOCK: Though Oct. 20 at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.
• Later this month in Accent: An interview with Dan Parker, builder of the Norton’s Lego exhibit.