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Lafayette -- Private Garden

Sculptor:
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Shapiro, Joel  Search this
Chadwick, Lynn, 1914-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Lutsko, Ron  Search this
Lutsko Associates  Search this
Garden designer:
Green, Isabella  Search this
Provenance:
Orinda Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Private Garden (Lafayette, California)
United States of America -- California -- Contra Costa County -- Lafayette
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative descriptions of slides, and copy of landscape plan.
General:
Designed in 1992, the garden incorporates water features, modern sculpture, and native plants. Water is essential to this garden, bringing a feeling of freshness, renewal and tranquility. Plants noted for their fragrance surround each doorway. The garden design is inspired from the owner's travels to England and the Alhambra in Spain. The plant material in the garden features native plants and other species that have naturalized in the area.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Edith Garrett (former owner); Ron Lutsko (landscape architect); Garrett Eckbo (landscape architect); Joel Shapiro (sculptor, "Walking on Water"); Beniamino Bufano (sculptor, "Hedge Hog"); Beverly Pepper (front door, 1992, falling water wall); Deborah Butterfield (sculptor, horse); Isabella Green (garden designer, vegetable garden and water rill design); Kei Davis (sculptor); and Tony Smith (sculptor, black geometric sculpture in entry courtyard).
Related Materials:
Private Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Lafayette  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA446
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67158a686-3d2b-49c1-9e4e-ac5cc0ce9531
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24220

Richard E. Filipowski papers

Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Agoos, Herbert M., 1915-1992  Search this
Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart)  Search this
Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1940-1998
Summary:
The papers of Massachusetts-based designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and educator Richard E. Filipowski measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1998. The papers document his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, printed material, photographic material, artwork, and a sound recording.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Massachusetts-based designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and educator Richard E. Filipowski measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1998. The papers document his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, printed material, photographic material, artwork, and a sound recording.

Biographical material consists of a Bauhaus questionnaire, marriage license, various identification documents, Canadian selective service documents, resumes, and other miscellaneous material.

Correspondence mostly relates to Filipowski's teaching and sculpture, including letters from Herbert M. Agoos, Lawrence B. Anderson, Pietro Belluschi, Stuart Davis, Garrett Eckbo, Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and others.

Writings consist of Filipowski's lectures on art, notes, and other material. There is also one sound recording of a lecture.

Teaching files are mostly from the Institute of Design, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The series includes syllabi, faculty meeting minutes, notes and drafts for lectures, school catalogs and schedules, and files on student exhibitions and projects, including two films, Do Not Disturb and Hearts and Arrows.

Project files contain correspondence, business records, printed material, sketches and photographs on commissions in architecture, sculpture and furniture design. There are also files on programs which Filipowski assisted in planning and organizing, including the Boston Art Festival and a few exhibitions.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings mostly about Filipowski.

Photographs, slides, and negatives are of Filipowski and others, sculpture, furniture designs, and works of art by his students from Harvard and MIT.

Art work includes sketches, sketchbooks, cardboard studies for sculptures, and Christmas card designs.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1941-1974 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-1998 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1951-1969 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1943-1970 (Box 2, OV 6; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1944-1976 (Boxes 2-3, OV 6-7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1941-1989 (Box 3, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1940-1989 (Boxes 3-4, OV 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1985 (Boxes 4-5, OV 6, 8; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard E. Filipowski (1923-2008) was a designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker and educator mostly based in Massachusetts. Richard Filipowski was born in Poland in 1923 and he and his family moved to Ontario, Canada in 1927. He studied under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design (formerly known as the New Bauhaus) from 1942 to 1946 and taught there after graduating, 1946-1950. Filipowski was invited by Walter Gropius to organize and teach Design Fundamentals at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where he stayed until 1952. He then taught as an Associate Professor of Visual Design in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953-1989.

Filipowski also took on numerous commissions for sculptures and artwork. One especially noteworthy commission was a sculpture for an Ark created for the Temple B'Rith Kodesh in Rochester, New York. The sculpture was intricately wrought and welded from bronze and silver alloys and it remained a source of inspiration for other later sculptures and commissions which had a similar style of metal-working. Many of his works were also marked by his Bauhaus training. Filipowski passed away in 2008.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Richard E. Filipowski conducted by Roger Brown on September 25, 1989 through March 14, 1990.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Richard E. Filipowski in multiple installments from 1989 to 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Filmmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Art festivals
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.filirich
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922b24e6d-1307-4fb9-b848-aff2ef2acc1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-filirich

Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998

Creator:
Filipowski, Richard E., 1923-2008  Search this
Subject:
Agoos, Herbert M.  Search this
Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart)  Search this
Belluschi, Pietro  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Type:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9644
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211852
AAA_collcode_filirich
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211852
Online Media:

The Donnell and Eckbo gardens modern Californian masterworks Marc Treib

Author:
Treib, Marc  Search this
Author:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 200 pages illustrations (some color) 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
California
Date:
2005
Topic:
Gardens--History  Search this
Gardens--Design  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Landscape design  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112151

Untitled, (sculpture)

Title:
Fountain, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Johns, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: New Mexican travertine marble, concrete and metal; Basin: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of New Mexico East of Popejoy Hall Albuquerque New Mexico 87131
Date:
Ca. 1980
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS NM000404
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333750

Garrett Eckbo : modern landscapes for living / Marc Treib, Dorothée Imbert ; with an afterword by Garrett Eckbo

Author:
Treib, Marc  Search this
Imbert, Dorothée  Search this
Subject:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 193 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Landscape architects--Biography  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Landscape design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518485

The landscape we see / Garrett Eckbo

Author:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 223 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Landscape architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590431

Urban landscape design

Author:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 248 p. illus., plans. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Landscape architecture  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
SB472.E23X 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405127

An interview with Garrett Eckbo : January 1981 / conducted by Michael Laurie ; edited by Karen Madsen

Author:
Laurie, Michael  Search this
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Madsen, Karen  Search this
Subject:
Eckbo, Garrett Interviews  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Landscape architects--Interviews  Search this
Call number:
SB470.E26A5 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434502

Garrett Eckbo : philosophy of landscape

Subject:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Landscape architecture  Search this
Call number:
SB470.E26 G23 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467368

Landscape for living / Garrett Eckbo

Author:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
268 p. : ill., plans. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
Topic:
Landscape gardening  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
SB472 .E19 1950
SB472.E19 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370106

The art of home landscaping / Garrett Eckbo

Author:
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Physical description:
278 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
C1956
Topic:
Landscape gardening  Search this
Call number:
SB473 .E23 1956
SB473.E23 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381938

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