Whimsical diagram shows the cycle of a day of skiing with images arranged from top to bottom, each phase accompanied by a handwritten caption: a figure awakening ("sun 4:30 am"); then standing on top of a mountain with arms raised ("sun worship"), being pierced through by a ray of sun ("ultra violet ray"); then skiing down the mountain ("turning turns and ancles [sic]"; then collapsed in bed ("exhausted 8 pm"). A vertical arrow on the side of the sheet has the caption "repeat 6 times."
Eero Saarinen illustrated diagram to Florence Knoll Bassett, 1935 or 1936. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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