Tribune Tower Two, Chicago, Illinois, Elevation and Plan

A work made of ink, computer graphic, and watercolor wash on paper.

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  • A work made of ink, computer graphic, and watercolor wash on paper.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Walter Andrew Netsch
American, 1920-2008

About this artwork

Walter Netsch, former principal at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, is well known for his work with field theory, a method of design based on fields of rotated grids. In the 1960s Netsch applied this technique to a number of projects, including the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. His contribution to Late Entries playfully extrudes the grid into a tower, a pattern that he described as a butterfly in a field of flowers.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Walter Andrew Netsch

Title

Tribune Tower Two, Chicago, Illinois, Elevation and Plan

Origin

Chicago

Date

1981

Medium

Ink, computer graphic, and watercolor wash on paper

Dimensions

74 × 58.6 cm (29 1/8 × 23 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter A Netsch

Reference Number

1989.455.5

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