About this artwork
Edward Duckett (b. 1920) first studied under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, then was hired as an architect in Mies’s office, and later taught classes at IIT with Mies. In these various capacities Duckett gathered extensive documentation of Mies’s Chicago projects of the 1940s and 1950s. The collection includes newspaper and magazine articles, photographs and slides, job notebooks, and correspondence. It is especially rich in photography documenting architectural study models in Mies’s office and buildings under construction.
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.
Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Edward Austin Duckett (Architect)
- Edward A. Duckett Collection
- Made 1931–1978
- Correspondence, printed papers, architectural reprographic prints, black and white photographic prints, color slides and color transparencies.
- 1 tube, and flatfile materials: H.: 91.5 cm (36 in.)
- Gift of Edward A. Duckett, 1986; Mrs. Ben Rose, 2005.