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Memorial Design Study with Building, Perspective

A work made of graphite, rust colored grease pencil, and gouache on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite, rust colored grease pencil, and gouache on tracing paper.

Date:

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Artist:

Franz Lipp
American 1897–1996

About this artwork

A protégé of influential Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen, Franz Lipp established a practice that included many projects in the Chicago suburbs like this memorial garden with symmetrical rows of hedges flanking a reflecting pool. Like many new suburban spaces Lipp designed in the postwar period—including several sprawling corporate campuses—this cemetery’s identity bridges urban ideals and the rural places they replaced. Lipp retained monumental sculpture as an integral part of the modern cemetery, yet one that was integrated, even subordinate, to natural elements of the landscape design.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Franz Lipp (Landscape Architect)

Title

Memorial Design Study with Building, Perspective

Origin

United States

Date

1935–1955

Medium

Graphite, rust colored grease pencil, and gouache on tracing paper

Dimensions

24 × 45.5 cm (9 1/2 × 17 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Franz Lipp through The Chicago Botanic Garden

Reference Number

1994.91.6

Extended information about this artwork

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