Hot Dog House, Harvard, Illinois, Model

Date:

1974

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Named by the architect after the shape of the plan, the Hot Dog House was developed for a client as a Michigan summer house. The two sides of the narrow home react to the environment—the side facing the highway has a blank facade while the opposite, private side opens up to the natural landscape. In a similar formal approach, the two-car garage for the Regional Library for the Blind derives its form from its function—in this case, a car. Painting the image of a car on the facade for an audience that presumably cannot see is a typically ironic gesture by Tigerman. While this act could be read as tongue-in-cheek, for Tigerman humor is used seriously as a symbolic statement to draw attention to the core issues of a project.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Stanley Tigerman

Title

Hot Dog House, Harvard, Illinois, Model

Origin

United States

Date

1974–1975

Medium

Cardboard, chipboard

Dimensions

20 x 14 x 30 cm (8 x 5 3/8 x 12 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.622

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

Extended information about this artwork

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