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Oyster Bay -- Holly Pond

Architect:
Thompson, Benjamin  Search this
Myaido, Shogo J.  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Gardener:
Parenti, Louis  Search this
Wenger, Charlie  Search this
Grannis, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holly Pond (Oyster Bay, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, photos of pages from an article about the house and garden, and other information about the garden and its owner.
General:
This garden shows the influence of its owner's trip to Japan in the 1950s in the irregular shape of the pond and use of flat rocks around its rim; the island of planting from which a small waterfall issues; and the recirculating stream which runs from the pond under the holly hedge. The path of irregular flat stones and the round grass shapes in the small pebbled surface were inspired by circles made with moss in Samkoin, Kyoto, Japan. There is also a purification basin. The pool house garden has a dry stream with a stone bridge and at the beginning a small memorial (standing stone) to a child with the image of Jizo, the patron saint of children, women in childbirth, and travelers. Above it are two Korean ancestor figures leading the way to the upper garden, which is filled with different varieties of lilacs.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Ben Thompson (architect and landscape architect, 1954-1955); Shogo J. Myaido (architect, 1970); Louis Parenti (gardener, 1954-1962); Charlie Wenger (gardener, 1963-1978); John Grannis (gardener, 1978 to date); and the Architects Collaborative (architects, 1954-1955).
Related Materials:
Holly Pond related holdings consist of 2 folders (30 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Oyster Bay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY274
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26994

Walter and Ise Gropius papers

Creator:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Gropius, Ise  Search this
Names:
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Walter Gropius Foundation  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985  Search this
Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977  Search this
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Klarmann, Adolf D., 1904-  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973  Search this
Koch, Helmut  Search this
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965  Search this
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Muche, Georg, 1895-  Search this
Pei, I. M., 1917-  Search this
Petit, Claude  Search this
Pritchard, Jack, 1899-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scharoun, Hans, 1893-1972  Search this
Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948  Search this
Sert, José Luis, 1902-  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Tange, Kenzō, 1913-  Search this
Wachsmann, Konrad, 1901-1980  Search this
Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
artók, Béla, 1881-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((24 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1883-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence with architects and artists (1903-1978), writings (1923-1969), a diary, an autograph book, subject files, printed material, photographs (1883-1979) and 5 photograph albums reflect the career of Walter Gropius, the activities of his wife Ise, and her recollections of the Bauhaus. Also included are 5 cassette tapes, untranscribed and unmicrofilmed.
REELS 2270-2283: Walter Gropius' correspondence concerns family matters (1903-1933), locating his sister in Berlin after World War II (1945-1946), and the Bauhaus Archiv (1957-1968). Ise Gropius' correspondents (1969-1978) include Alvar Aalto, Herbert Bayer, Hannes Beckmann, Arcangelo Cascieri, Ivan and Serge Chermayeff, Adolf Klarmann, Helmut Koch, Gerhard Marcks, Jack Pritchard, Hans Scharoun, and Konrad Wachsmann. Other correspondence concerns exhibitions about Gropius (1969-1976). Writings by Walter Gropius include lecture notes and short essays on architecture and design. A subject file (1945-1954) concerns visits to Japan. Printed material (1910-1978) includes galley proof sheets and clippings (1913-1957).
REELS 2284-2286: Photographs (1896-1937) show family members including Gropius' first wife Alma Schindler and their daughter Manon; Gropius' architectural projects including finished buildings, models, blueprints, and drawings (1906-1952); and an exhibition in London on Gropius.
REEL 2287: Biographical material (1883-1979) consists of Gropius' birth, marriage and death certificates, his military record (1914-1917), contracts, U.S. naturalization papers (1941-1944), financial documents (1945), Ise Gropius' will (1979), a list of works, a history of the Gropius family, real estate records, and membership cards. Excerpts from letters written by Marcel Breuer describe his European travels (1931-1937). A file on the Walter Gropius Foundation contains letters and notes (1969). An autograph book kept by Ise Gropius (1924-1981) contains illustrations by Herbert Bayer, Gyorgy and Juliet Kepes, Joan Miro, Kurt Schwitters, and Phyllis Terry, as well as autographs, notes and photographs. Writings by Ise Gropius include lecture notes and printed essays (1935-1943).
REEL 2287a: Twenty-six letters (1932-1952) from Herbert Bayer, written in German and English, to Gropius. Thirteen excerpts from Bayer's letters (1932-1949) are translated into English.
REELS 2330-2331: Photographs (1883-1979) show Walter Gropius, family members, and colleagues including Alvar Aalto, Bela Bartok, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Alexander Calder, Arcangelo Cascieri, Naum Gabo, Julian Huxley, Gyorgy Kepes, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Diego Rivera, Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, Frank Lloyd Wright, and members of Gropius' firm, The Architects Collaborative. Other photographs show a skit by students of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bauhaus (1979).
REEL 2393: English translations of correspondence between Ise and Walter Gropius (1931-1969) and Ise's 1928 letter to a journalist commenting on Walter Gropius' resignation from the Bauhaus. A handwritten German copy (with a typewritten English translation) of a section of Ise Gropius' unpublished memoir describes her first meeting with Gropius and their courtship and marriage (1923-1929). A German transcript was not filmed. A typewritten English translation of Ise Gropius' diary (1924-1928) describes activities at the Bauhaus and mentions Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Otto Klemperer, Alma Mahler, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Georg Muche, Kurt Schwitters, Igor Stravinsky, and Franz Werfel. A handwritten translation is filmed on reel 4130.
REEL 2764: One photograph album (1925-1930) contains photographs of Walter and Ise Gropius and colleagues including Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Georg Muche, Claude Petit, and Joost Schmidt; construction of the Bauhaus (1925-1926); and sights in Germany and Italy. Four albums on the United States contain Gropius' photographs of New York City architecture, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chicago, California housing and industry, the Grand Canyon, and American Indians.
UNMICROFILMED: 5 cassette tapes, untranscribed, including a lecture delivered by Walter Gropius as part of "The Heritage of Man" lecture series, Cleveland, Ohio, February 13, 1952; an interview of Ise conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, October 28, 1977; and 3 of a monologue delivered by Ise, 1978, in which she speaks of her early childhood.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect, educator and founder of the Bauhaus school. Born in Berlin, Walter Gropius studied at the University of Charlottenburg-Berlin and Munich. Following European travel and apprenticeship with Peter Behrens in Berlin, he established his own practice in 1910. After military service in WWI, he became director of the School of Applied Arts and the Academy of Arts, united the two and named the new institute Bauhaus Dessau in 1925. Between 1934 and 1937, he had a private practice in London. From 1938 to 1952, Gropius was chairman of Harvard's Graduate School of Design and maintained a private practice with Marcel Breuer from 1938 to 1941. Gropius married Alma Schindler, Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1915. In 1923, he married Ise (or Ilse) Franck (1897-1983).
Related Materials:
Additional photographs of Alma (Schindler) Mahler Werfel located at Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin, Germany.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Ise Gropius and her daughter, Beate Gropius Forberg Johansen, 1982-1983, except for selected items on reel 2393, the handwritten translation of Ise's diary on reel 4130 and cassette tapes, which were donated in 1981, 1983 and 1987, respectively. Some photographs from albums on reel 2764 which would not reproduce were not microfilmed.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gropwalt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gropwalt

Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom

Interviewee:
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Roche, Kevin  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Extent:
146 Pages (Transcript)
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 14 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1982 October 21-1983 March 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Olav Hammarstrom, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on October 21, 1982, December 16, 1982, and March 10, 1983.
Hammarstrom speaks of his architectural education in Helsinki; his wartime and post-war experience with pre-fabricated building and town planning; his work as assistant to Alvar Aalto on the construction of a dormitory at M.I.T.; his work as a member of Eero Saarinen's firm; his experiences as a teacher at Yale and M.I.T.; his work as a draftsman and project manager for the Architect's Collaborative in Cambridge; and private, ecclesiastical and residential design in architecture. Hammarstrom also recalls Alvar Aalto, the Saarinens, Kevin Roche, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Olav Hammarstrom (1906-2002) was an architect and designer.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 audio cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 14 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Massachusetts  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
City planning -- Massachusetts  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hammar82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hammar82

Architectural Records, 1971-1989

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Department of Administration  Search this
Subject:
Architects Collaborative, Inc  Search this
United States National Capital Planning Commission  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
46 oversize folders unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1971
1971-1989
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00687
See more items in:
Architectural Records 1971-1989 [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Department of Administration]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218093

Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981

Creator:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Gropius, Ise, 1897-1983  Search this
Subject:
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
artók, Béla  Search this
Bayer, Herbert  Search this
Breuer, Marcel  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Huxley, Julian  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Klemperer, Otto  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Mahler, Alma  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Muche, Georg  Search this
Pei, I. M.  Search this
Petit, Claude  Search this
Pritchard, Jack  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Schmidt, Joost  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt  Search this
Sert, José Luis  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor  Search this
Tange, Kenzō  Search this
Werfel, Franz  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Scharoun, Hans  Search this
Wachsmann, Konrad  Search this
Beckmann, Hannes  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Klarmann, Adolf D.  Search this
Koch, Helmut  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Walter Gropius Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- Germany  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210466
AAA_collcode_gropwalt
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Photography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210466

Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom, 1982 October 21-1983 March 10

Interviewee:
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Roche, Kevin  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Massachusetts  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
City planning -- Massachusetts  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11706
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211944
AAA_collcode_hammar82
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211944
Online Media:

Al-Barnāmaj : al-tadrīb wa-al-āʻdārah = Program : training and management / Mohamed Abdulaziz al Sabek, the Architects Collaborative, Inc

Author:
Mohamad Abdulaziz al Sabek  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc  Search this
Saudi Arabia Maḥaf al-Waṭanī al-Markazī  Search this
Physical description:
96, A16 p. ; 28 x 43 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Saudi Arabia
Date:
1982
1989
[between 1982 and 1989]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Museums--Design  Search this
Call number:
AM76.S33 B25
AM76.S33B25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405950

Draft contract / presented by the joint venture

Author:
Arab Bureau for Design and Technical Consultations  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc  Search this
Hayʼat al-Āthār al-Miṣrīyah  Search this
Subject:
Matḥaf al-Miṣrī  Search this
Physical description:
8 leaves ; 21 x 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Cairo
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM101.C13 D75 1983
AM101.C13D75 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419557

Renovation of the Egyptian Museum / presented by the joint venture

Author:
Arab Bureau for Design and Technical Consultations  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc  Search this
Hayʼat al-Āthār al-Miṣrīyah  Search this
Subject:
Matḥaf al-Miṣrī  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 x 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Cairo
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM101.C13 R419 1983
AM101.C13R419 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428086

Town plan for the development of Selb: Town planning by Walter Gropius and the Architects Collaborative, inc,; traffic planning by Kurt Leibbrand and Verkehrs-und Industrieplanung GmbH

Author:
Gropius, Walter 1883-1969  Search this
Leibbrand, Kurt  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc  Search this
Verkehrs- und Industrieplanung, G.m.b.H  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. illus., maps (1 col.), plans, port. 31 x 43 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany (West)
Germany
Selb
Date:
1970
[1970, c1969]
Topic:
City planning  Search this
Call number:
HT169.G32 S4613X
HT169.G32S4613X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5698

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