Structural Clay Projects Exhibition House, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective and Plan

A work made of graphite on bristol board.

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  • A work made of graphite on bristol board.

Date:

1950

Artist:

Paul Schweikher
American, 1903-1997

About this artwork

The materials and spatial planning of Japanese domestic architecture were an important influence for architect Paul Schweikher. His own house, for example, was based on observations about the interconnection of indoor and outdoor spaces and simple wood construction that he made during his visit to Japan in 1937. In later years, Schweikher developed a more minimal appropriation of Japanese techniques, inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s geometries. In this rendering for a brick trade demonstration house exhibited at the 1950 Chicago Fair, the architect framed the house with a pine tree, reminiscent of views found in Japanese ink-wash paintings. This influence can also be seen in the building’s shoji-inspired front door, and his abstracted tree woodblock print in the top right, a monogram for his studio, South Willow.

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Artist

Paul Schweikher (Architect)

Title

Structural Clay Projects Exhibition House, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective and Plan

Origin

Chicago

Date

1950

Medium

Graphite on Bristol board

Dimensions

87.8 x 60.8 cm (34 9/16 x 23 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy and Paul Schweikher

Reference Number

1984.211

Extended information about this artwork

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