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John van der Meulen Papers

A work made of typescript papers, holograph papers, printed papers, architectural reprographic prints, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white slides, color slides, black and white negatives, photocopies, photomechanical prints and leather bound albums..

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  • A work made of typescript papers, holograph papers, printed papers, architectural reprographic prints, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white slides, color slides, black and white negatives, photocopies, photomechanical prints and leather bound albums..

Date:

1922-2003 (bulk 1940s-1970s)

Artist:

John Van der Meulen (1922-2003)

About this artwork

American architect John van der Meulen’s professional career, documented through images, papers, drawings and publications. Van der Meulen had an independent practice in Chicago and worked as an assistant professor of architecture at the Institute of Design under László Moholy-Nagy and Serge Chermayeff. During the early 1950s, van der Meulen associated with Ralph Rapson, a modernist architect working for the U.S. State Department overseas. From 1954 to 1957 van der Meulen was employed as an associate architect with the firm of Harry Weese and Associates under which he completed several projects including the Hyde Park Urban Redevelopment Project in 1955. Van der Meulen is best known for his work on foreign embassy buildings in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

John Van der Meulen (Architect)

Title

John van der Meulen Papers

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Made 1922–2003

Medium

Typescript papers, holograph papers, printed papers, architectural reprographic prints, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white slides, color slides, black and white negatives, photocopies, photomechanical prints and leather bound albums.

Dimensions

3 oversize portfolios: H.: 61 cm (24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Norma Wolcott van der Meulen, 2004.

Reference Number

2004.3

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