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Early Study for the Library and Administration Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective

A work made of graphite and charcoal on strathmore board.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of graphite and charcoal on strathmore board.

Date:

c. 1941–1944

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American, born Germany, 1886-1969
George E. Danforth
American, 1916–2007

About this artwork

Although many of Mies’s plans and models adopt a bird’s-eye view, his design for the IIT campus also relied heavily on sketches done at eye level. This allowed the architect to work out potential problem areas, such as the experience of approaching a building at human scale. These sketches and studies were then used by architects in his office to create working drawings for construction.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

Early Study for the Library and Administration Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective

Origin

United States

Date

Designed 1941–1944

Medium

Graphite and charcoal on Strathmore board

Dimensions

78.4 × 101.8 cm (31 × 40 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of A. James Speyer; 1980 Transfer from Burnham Library Archives; 1981

Reference Number

1988.31.2

Copyright

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

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