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Memorial Design Study with Reflection Pool, Perspective

A work made of graphite and gouache on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite and gouache on tracing paper.




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.


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Architecture and Design


Franz Lipp (Landscape Architect)


Memorial Design Study with Reflection Pool, Perspective


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Graphite and gouache on tracing paper


25 × 49.5 cm (9 7/8 × 19 1/2 in.)

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Gift of Franz Lipp through The Chicago Botanic Garden

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