This is catalogue of the 9th International Architecture Exhibition of La Binnale of Venice presents an anthology of ideas centred around this year's theme: metamorphosis. This year's exhibition celebrates the critical transformations which over the past several decades have been so profound as to mark a momentous in the evolution of architecture from its post war condition and status to its current and future potential.
Kurt W. Forster is currently the Gropius professor at the Bauhaus University in Wiemar. He has taught at universities in the US and Europe and was previously director of the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montreal and director of the Institute for Research at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He lives in Italy.