Square D Company Administration Building, Perspective

A work made of graphite on illustration board.

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  • A work made of graphite on illustration board.

Date:

c. 1950

Artist:

Franz Lipp (American, born Germany, 1897–1996)
Anthony Wuchterl (American, 1897–1970)

About this artwork

Franz Lipp was one of the distinguished protégés of Danish-born Jens Jensen, the highly influential Prairie School landscape architect who worked with luminaries such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Lipp was born and educated in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1923. His practice developed through commercial and educational clients, and his projects were often located outside of major cities as businesses created their own campuses in suburban areas. This design for the Square D Company headquarters shows his sense of proportion and style, with continuous rows of trees with geometric foliage, wide lawns that mirror the planes, and long lines of the modern office building in the distance. Here too, sculpture finds a place, not as the focal point but rather as the defining element in a sheltered corner of the landscape.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Franz Lipp (Landscape Architect)

Title

Square D Company Administration Building, Perspective

Origin

Milwaukee

Date

1945–1955

Medium

Graphite on illustration board

Dimensions

50.5 x 71.1 cm (19 7/8 x 28 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Franz Lipp through the Chicago Botanic Garden

Reference Number

1994.79.2

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