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.
- Franz Lipp (Landscape Architect)
- Memorial Design Study with Reflection Pool, Perspective
- United States
- Graphite and gouache on tracing paper
- 25 × 49.5 cm (9 7/8 × 19 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Franz Lipp through The Chicago Botanic Garden