|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Architectural Projects and Furniture Designs. Drawings are in alphabetical order by building name or furniture title.
This collection contains 435 blueprint and diazo working drawings, created between 1946 and 1961, for projects designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The buildings represented include the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, the 2400 Lakeview Avenue Apartments, the Commonwealth Promenade Apartments, and various buildings on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology, all in Chicago; as well as the Bacardi Company building in Mexico City and the Pavilion Apartments for the Lafayette Park Redevelopment in Detroit. Also included in the collection are full-size working drawings for the Brno Chair, a couch, a dining room chair, the MR chair, and the Tugendhat chair.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email email@example.com.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe architectural and furniture drawings, 1946-1961. Located in Columbia University, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives.
Related Archival Materials
Associated Materials--Drawings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe may also be found in the Philip Johnson collection (1992.018) and the Paul Pippin collection (1997.012), held by the Department of Drawings and Archives at Avery Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift of Edward A. Duckett, transferred from The Art Institute of Chicago. Accession number--1986.011.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Drawings Processed DK, IL, MN 1986.