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Allan J. Gelbin Papers

A work made of holograph papers, typescript papers, architectural drawings, mixed media drawings and relief prints, graphite drawings on paper, black and white and color photographs, black and white and color negatives, color transparencies, printed papers, computer printouts, vhs videocassettes, magnetic film, microfilm and floppy disks..

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  • A work made of holograph papers, typescript papers, architectural drawings, mixed media drawings and relief prints, graphite drawings on paper, black and white and color photographs, black and white and color negatives, color transparencies, printed papers, computer printouts, vhs videocassettes, magnetic film, microfilm and floppy disks..

Date:

1900-2015 (bulk 1949-1994)

Artist:

Allan J. Gelbin (1929-1994)

About this artwork

Papers, published materials, architectural drawings, photographs, slides, and book production materials document the career of American architect Allan Gelbin and his interactions with noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship. Gelbin was an apprentice to Wright at Taliesin from 1949 to 1953, after which he worked as a general contractor and supervisor overseeing the construction of three Wright homes in Canton, Ohio, and one in New Canaan, Connecticut. In private practice on the East Coast, Gelbin continued Wrightian design in residential architecture and authored Sun, earth, and sky: ideas for a new city (1989), an “up-dated” version of Wright’s Broadacre City plan.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Allan J. Gelbin (Architect)

Title

Allan J. Gelbin Papers

Date

Made 1900–2015

Medium

Holograph papers, typescript papers, architectural drawings, mixed media drawings and relief prints, graphite drawings on paper, black and white and color photographs, black and white and color negatives, color transparencies, printed papers, computer printouts, VHS videocassettes, magnetic film, microfilm and floppy disks.

Dimensions

5 portfolios, 11 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials: H.: 1219.2 cm (480 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Allan J. Gelbin Architectural Trust, Matthew A. Gelbin, Trustee; Matt Gelbin; Marilyn E. Peters and unknown donors.

Reference Number

1995.6

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