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Cladonia pyxidata (L.) Hoffm.

Biogeographical Region:
13 - Southeastern Europe  Search this
Collector:
Sydney F. Blake  Search this
Place:
Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli., Italy, Europe
Collection Date:
12 Jul 1925
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Cladoniaceae
Published Name:
Cladonia pyxidata (L.) Hoffm.
Barcode:
04406599
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ec078a12-d0c2-477a-b9c3-4a44e35dac3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16611151

Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers, 1915-1977

Creator:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H. (Terence Harold), 1905-1976  Search this
Subject:
Dunn, Alan  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta  Search this
Petty, Mary  Search this
Hadrian, Emperor of Rome (Homes and Haunts)  Search this
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Robsjohn-Gibbings (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Furniture designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9205
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211400
AAA_collcode_robstere
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211400
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Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers

Creator:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H. (Terence Harold), 1905-1976  Search this
Names:
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Robsjohn-Gibbings (Firm)  Search this
Dunn, Alan, 1900-  Search this
Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138 (Homes and Haunts) -- Italy -- Tivoli  Search this
Petty, Mary  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972  Search this
Extent:
14.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1915-1977
1898
Summary:
The papers of furniture and interior designer Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings measure 14.4 linear feet and date from 1898 to 1977 with the bulk of material dating from 1915 to 1977. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, writings, project files, printed materials, artwork including 4 sketchbooks, 30 scrapbooks documenting Robsjohn-Gibbings career, and photographs of Robsjohn-Gibbings and his work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of furniture and interior designer Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings measure 14.4 linear feet and date from 1898 to 1977, with the bulk of material dating from 1915 to 1977. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, writings, project files, printed materials, artwork including 4 sketchbooks, 30 scrapbooks documenting Robsjohn-Gibbings career, and photographs of Robsjohn-Gibbings and his work.

Biographical materials consist of a key to the city of San Francisco, an award certificate, a photograph of a table from Robsjohn-Gibbings' personal art collection, and a ring design.

Correspondence is primarily with Robsjohn-Gibbings' friends, business associates, and scholarly researchers discussing relationships, business commissions, and his professional work. Correspondents of note include illustrators Alan Dunn and Mary Petty, and classical art historian Gisela Richter.

Writings by Robsjohn-Gibbings consist of 13 essays, 2 copies of the draft manuscript The Cuckoo Sings, 2 manuscript drafts of Furniture of Classical Greece, and a notebook of collected inspirational quotations. There is also a translation of a selection of Heinz Kahler's Hadrian und Seine Villa Bei Tivoli.

Project files include photographs and portfolios of 28 commercial and residential commissions; photographs and watercolor renderings of designs produced by Robsjohn-Gibbings Ltd.; photographs and portfolios of designs for Widdicomb Furniture Company; and printed material and research related to the furniture designs for Saridis of Athens. The series also includes portfolios of residences photographed by Ezra Stoller Associates, and photographs and notes for a 25 year Interior Design retrospective exhibition.

Printed material includes published books by Robsjohn-Gibbings, annotated books on Hadrian's Villa and decorative sculpture, catalogs, clippings, press releases, and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs are of Robsjohn-Gibbings, his friends, his New York office and Athens apartment, and photo shoots for Life and Look magazines.

There are 24 volumes documenting Robsjohn-Gibbings career from 1936 to 1963, an additional 4 volumes of press coverage of his books, and 2 more volumes documenting European art and historical interior design.

Artwork includes 4 sketchbooks of classical Greek and Roman furniture designs rendered in graphite and watercolor by Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1970 (4 folders, Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1940-1976 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1930-1976 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, BV 12)

Series 4: Project Files, circa 1930-1976 (4 linear feet; Box 1-2, Box 6-8, BV 13-16, OV 42-53, OV 55)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1898-1977 (1.9 linear feet, Box 2-4, Box 9)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1915-1976 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4, Box 9, OV 54)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1936-1970 (5.9 linear feet, Box 9-11, BV 17-41)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1930-1976 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4-5, Box 9)
Biographical / Historical:
Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) was a furniture and interior designer who lived and worked in New York City and Athens, Greece.

Robsjohn-Gibbings was born in England and studied architecture at London University. In 1930, he immigrated to America, and six years later opened his own interior decorating firm, Robsjohn-Gibbings Ltd., on Madison Avenue. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, he was one of the most recognized decorators in America and designed homes for Doris Duke, Alfred Knopf, and Thelma Chrysler Foy. One of his earliest commissions was Hilda Boldt Weber's 43 room Casa Encantada mansion in Bel-Air, for which he created more than 200 custom pieces of furniture between 1934 and 1938.

From 1943 to 1956, Robsjohn-Gibbings was the principal designer for the Widdicomb Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These residential furnishings reflected an elegant, simplistic aesthetic and were regularly showcased in the magazines Town and Country, Interior Design, Vogue, and House Beautiful.

He was a critic of the prevailing taste in Bauhaus modernism and Queen Anne, Georgian, and Spanish extravagance and expressed these views on design and aesthetics in the books Goodbye, Mr. Chippendale (1944), Mona Lisa's Moustache (1947), and Homes of the Brave (1953).

In 1960, he and his collaborator, Carlton Pullin, met the Greek furniture makers Susan and Eleftherios Saridis, who commissioned Robsjohn-Gibbings to design a line for their company, Saridis of Athens. These pieces were modeled after classical Greek forms and aesthetics, and are detailed in Robsjohn-Gibbings' Furniture of Classical Greece (1963).

In 1965, Robsjohn-Gibbings moved to Athens, Greece and continued designing residential and commercial spaces until his death in 1976.
Provenance:
Portions of the Terence Robsjohn-Gibbings papers were donated by the artist in 1966. In 1977, Margaret Carson donated a manuscript copy of The Cuckoo Sings. Later in 1977, the bulk of additional material in the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Robsjohn-Gibbing's associate and executor, Carlton Pullin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Furniture designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers, 1898, 1915-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robstere
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Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b2b2f9a4-755e-4d40-97fb-b6b97e020fff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robstere
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Study for Hadrian's Villa by Peter Blume

Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Subject:
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1958
Citation:
Peter Blume. Study for Hadrian's Villa by Peter Blume, circa 1958. Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15751
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Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15751
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Study for Hadrian's Villa by Peter Blume

Creator:
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Subject:
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1958
Citation:
Peter Blume. Study for Hadrian's Villa by Peter Blume, circa 1958. Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15752
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Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15752
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Then & now / Stefania & Dominic Perring

Title:
Then and now
Author:
Perring, Stefania  Search this
Perring, Dominic  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Illustrated works
Date:
1991
Topic:
Civilization, Ancient  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Civilisation ancienne  Search this
Antiquités  Search this
Civilization, Ancient--Pictorial works  Search this
Antiquities--Pictorial works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_841233

Arabesques antiques des bains de Livie, et de la Ville Adrienne : avec les plafonds de la Ville-Madame / peints d'après les dessins de Raphael, et gravés par les soins de M. Ponce ... ; ouvrage dédié par l'amitié à M. Marillier

Author:
Ponce, Nicolas 1746-1831  Search this
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Subject:
Raphael 1483-1520  Search this
Villa Madama (Rome, Italy)  Search this
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Baths of Livia (Rome, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p., 15 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 54 cm. (fol.)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Italy
Rome
Date:
1789
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Arabesques  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
ND2575 .P66 1789
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_705274

Hadrian's villa and its legacy / William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto

Author:
MacDonald, William Lloyd  Search this
Pinto, John A  Search this
Subject:
Hadrian Emperor of Rome 76-138 Homes and haunts  Search this
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 392 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Tivoli
Tivoli (Italy)
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic--Influence  Search this
Architecture--Influence  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_504145

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