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Robert Jay Wolff papers

Creator:
Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Artists' Union (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Crawford, M. D. C. (Morris De Camp), 1882-1949  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Hustvedt, Stephen R.  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Robinson, Increase, 1890-1981  Search this
Seligmann, Kurt, 1900-1962  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1969
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; notes; photographs; notebooks; scrapbook; clippings; and miscellany.
REELS N69-72-N69-74: Correspondence, 1929-1968 with Alexander Calder, Serge Chermayeff, Jimmy Ernst, Sigfried Giedion, Walter Gropius, Guggenheim Museum, Carl Holty, Katharine Kuh, L. and Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Museum of Non-Objective Painting and Hilla Rebay, Harry Holtzman, Stephen R. Hustvedt, Bob Osborn, Philip Pearlstein, Ad Reinhardt, and Kurt Seligmann; exhibition catalogs; price lists; clippings; articles; talks and notes; photographs of paintings and sculpture, 1929-1958; notebooks, 1929-1965; and a scrapbook, 1934-1938.
REEL N69-98: Nine letters from Morris D. C. Crawford and his wife, 1926-1932, and a carbon copy of a letter to Dorothy Miller Cahill, May 27, 1969, in which Wolff mentions his efforts, as president of the Artists' Union of Chicago, ca. 1936, to unseat Increase Robinson. Wolff also explains how he became Holger Cahill's "bitter enemy."
Biographical / Historical:
Designer and painter; New Preston, Connecticut. Died in 1978.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Robert Jay Wolff.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Designers -- Connecticut -- New Preston  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- New Preston  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Design  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wolfrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wolfrobe

School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi

Creator:
Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-  Search this
Names:
Chicago School of Design  Search this
Aaron, David  Search this
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I.  Search this
Keck, George Fred  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Leckie, Hubert W., 1913-1993  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Richard, Edgar  Search this
Waldheim, Jack  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
1998
Scope and Contents:
Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hubert Leckie, S.I. Hayakawa, and others. The memoir concludes with a summation of her career in the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Takeuchi (1921-2020) was a Japanese American educator based in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Takeuchi was born in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harber, she was sent to a War Relocation Center, Pallyup, Washington and Minidoka, Idaho in August 1942. In October of 1942 she was allowed to leave to pursue studies in industrial design and architecture at the Chicago School of Design (fd. 1937 as New Bauhaus). From 1945-54 she taught foundation and visual design and held various positions in architecture and design studios in Washington, D.C., moving to NYC in 1954 and working as a free lance architect until 1968. She lived and worked in Chicago from 1968-1993, when she retired to Michigan.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Beatrice Takeuchi.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects  Search this
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Diaries  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.takebeat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takebeat

Befreites wohnen / von Sigfried Giedion

Title:
Liberated dwelling
Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Author:
Contains (expression): Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968 Befreites wohnen  Search this
Contains (expression): Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968 Befreites wohnen English  Search this
Translator:
Geiser, Reto  Search this
Engler, Rachel Julia  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations, facsimiles, plans ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Modern movement (Architecture)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098187

Architecture, you and me; the diary of a development

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
221 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Art  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_754943

Building in France, building in iron, building in ferroconcrete / Sigfried Giedion ; introduction by Sokratis Georgiadis ; translation by J. Duncan Berry

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. : ill., port., plans ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1995
20th century
Topic:
Functionalism (Architecture)  Search this
Building, Iron and steel  Search this
Reinforced concrete construction  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_559012

Space, time and architecture; the growth of a new tradition

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 601 p. illus. (incl. maps, plans, facsims.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
NA203.G5X 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_329920

Space, time, and architecture; the growth of a new tradition

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 778 p. illus., maps, plans. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
NA203.G5 1954X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_248318

Mechanization takes command, a contribution to anonymous history

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 743 p. illus., diagrs. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
Topic:
Industrial arts--History  Search this
Technology--Philosophy  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Call number:
T19.G54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178336

Rassegna

Subject:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Design  Search this
Call number:
NA4 .R22
AP1 .R23
NA4.R22
AP1.R23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193381

The eternal present. A contribution on constancy and change

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., col. plates, col. maps (part fold.), plans. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1964
[1962-64]
Topic:
Art, Primitive  Search this
Architecture, Ancient  Search this
Art--Psychology  Search this
Call number:
N5310 .G45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_18169

Space, time, and architecture; the growth of a new tradition

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xlviii, 778 p. illus., maps, diagrs., plans. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning--History  Search this
Call number:
NA203 .G45 1962
NA203.G45 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_18596

Space, time and architecture; the growth of a new tradition

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
lvi, 897 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[c1967]
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
NA203 .G45 1967
NA203.G45 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41921

Space, time and architecture; the growth of a new tradition

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 665 p. illus., maps, plans. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1949
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning  Search this
Call number:
NA203 .G45 1949
NA203.G45 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54670

Architecture and the phenomena of transition; the three space conceptions in architecture

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
311 p. illus. (part col.), plans. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Topic:
Space (Architecture)  Search this
Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA2765 .G513 1971X
NA2765.G513 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_7807

Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history / by Siegfried Giedion

Author:
Giedion, S (Sigfried) 1888-1968  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 743 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
1948
[1969]
Topic:
Industrial arts--History  Search this
Technology--Philosophy  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Call number:
T19 .G45 1969
T19.G45 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82248

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