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Ralph Marlowe Line Collection

A work made of black and white photographs..

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Date:

1944-1960

Artist:

Ralph Marlowe Line (1904-1989)

About this artwork

An avid scholar of architect Louis Sullivan, Line was an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Line’s writings and photographs about Sullivan were most notably published in the 1956 reprint of Sullivan’s literary masterwork, The Autobiography of an Idea. This collection includes Line’s photographs of buildings and ornament designed by Louis Sullivan. Most of the images are of projects in the Midwest, although there are representative images from across the United States.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Title

Ralph Marlowe Line Collection

Date

Made 1944–1960

Medium

Black and white photographs.

Dimensions

H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased from Winter Wheat Antiques, St. Joseph, Illinois, 2000

Reference Number

2000.3

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