Convertible Gun Crate, Perspective

A work made of mixed media collage on board.

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  • A work made of mixed media collage on board.

Date:

1943

Artist:

Bertrand Goldberg
American, 1913-1997

About this artwork

During World War II the US military sought to be as efficient as possible with its materials. Working with the Office of Strategic Services, Bertrand Goldberg responded with a novel idea for his Convertible Gun Crate project: a new design for the large crates used to ship antiaircraft guns overseas that allowed the containers to be easily converted into temporary structures upon delivery. Goldberg reported that between 250 and 500 of these crates were built and used for housing or field offices.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Bertrand Goldberg (Architect)

Title

Convertible Gun Crate, Perspective

Origin

United States

Date

1943

Medium

Mixed media collage on board

Dimensions

22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 in.)

Credit Line

The Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, gifted by his children through his estate

Reference Number

RX23664/161.1

Extended information about this artwork

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