Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Typical Building, Two Perspective Sketches

A work made of graphite on tablet paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of graphite on tablet paper.

Date:

c. 1940–1941

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American, born Germany, 1886-1969

About this artwork

An important aspect of Mies’s design for IIT is the way that he used standard building types to create a unified image and experience on the campus. Here, sketches for the “typical” building show how a small set of ideal architectural forms could be modified to create individual building programs for classrooms, laboratories, and residential spaces.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Title

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Typical Building, Two Perspective Sketches

Origin

Chicago

Date

1940–1941

Medium

Graphite on tablet paper

Dimensions

15.2 x 21.2 cm (6 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of A. James Speyer

Reference Number

1984.1405

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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