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Two Car Garage, Regional Library for the Blind, Chicago, Illinois, Model

A work made of painted cardboard.
© Stanley Tigerman

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  • A work made of painted cardboard.




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, Gallery 285


Stanley Tigerman (Architect)


Two Car Garage, Regional Library for the Blind, Chicago, Illinois, Model


United States




Painted cardboard


20 × 21 × 21 cm (8 × 8 3/8 × 8 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

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© Stanley Tigerman

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