Sketches and notes from the period when Gene Summers worked in the Office of Mies van der Rohe
1957 - 1959
Sub-series documents Gene Summers’ time working in the office of architect Mies van der Rohe, 1957 – 1959. It includes sketches, plans, elevations, and other drawings for various projects, such as the Ron Bacardi y Compañia Administration Building in Mexico City (1958-61) and the New National Gallery in Berlin (1962-68). The sub-series also contains notes on van der Rohe’s teachings recorded by Summers as well as supplementary notes added to the records by Phyllis Lambert in 2000.
The material in this project series was likely kept in its original order by the archivist who first processed this fonds.
Notes on sayings and teachings of Mies van der Rohe and others; small sketch and accompanying notes by Mies van der Rohe; sketches of still-life and model compositions; plans, perspectives, elevations, axonometric views and structural details including some for identified projects such as Home Federal Savings and Loan, Des Moines, Iowa (1959-62); Federal Center, Chicago (1959-73); Ron Bacardi y Compañia Administration Building, Mexico City (1958-61); Office Building for United States Consulate, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1957-62); New National Gallery, Berlin (1962-68). Accompanied by notes added by Phyllis Lambert (November 2000).
Graphite, coloured pencil, ink, and typescript on paper
sheets (largest): 24,3 x 15,2 cm
Papers include Apex paper and hotel letterhead
Gene Summers fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Gene Summers/
Gift of Gene Summers
Sign up to get news from us
Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.
We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.
You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.
This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us
Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]
Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.
We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.
Your folder is empty.