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Prototype Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

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

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

Date:

c. 1940/41

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American, born Germany, 1886-1969

About this artwork

Mies designed the IIT campus on a 24 × 24 –foot grid, which allowed him to create a variety of buildings whose dimensions related to one another and to the overall plan. In certain areas, the paving stones and planters
seem to gesture to the gridded system underpinning the otherwise open landscape between buildings.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

Prototype Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Origin

Chicago

Date

1935–1946

Medium

Graphite and crayon on Strathmore board

Dimensions

50.8 × 76.2 cm (20 × 30 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of A. James Speyer

Reference Number

1988.31.1

Copyright

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

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