High and Lowrise Building Complex, Perspective Sketch

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

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

Date:

1946/50

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s work for the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology continued through the late 1940s and early 1950s, and led to the development of new building types that he would later employ for independent commissions. One of these new models joined low- and high-rise buildings, a combination he first employed on the east side of the IIT campus, where he constructed three mid-rise dormitory buildings and the low-rise Commons Building and campus chapel. Mies’s interest in this type can be seen in this early sketch, which suggests the more monumental buildings of his Chicago Federal Center complex, constructed between 1958 and 1974.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

High and Lowrise Building Complex, Perspective Sketch

Origin

United States

Date

1946–1950

Medium

Graphite on cream wove paper

Dimensions

15.1 × 21.1 cm (6 × 8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Anstiss and Ronald Krueck

Reference Number

2018.254

Copyright

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

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