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master drawings by legendary architects

Drawn From the Masters

Original prints and drawings by legendary architects from Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan to Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff. Included are vintage photographs of Prairie masterpieces by one of the first photographers of Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Fuermann and Sons.

For Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Daniel Burnham, the drafting board was an artist's easel. Their greatest drawings led to some of the world's most extraordinary buildings. Scotland's Mackintosh competed with Europe's finest architects in designing the ultimate House for an Art Lover in 1901. Sinuous graphite sketches by Sullivan led to organic bronze motifs that adorned many of his 19th Century buildings.

Wright's landmark Wasmuth Portfolio, published in 1910 Berlin, was his response to Japanese woodblock prints. And Burnham started sketching dreamlike pastels of the lakefront 13 years before his Chicago Plan of 1909.

For the first time, ArchiTech Gallery has assembled rare original prints and drawings by these and other master architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Viollet-le-Duc and Bruce Goff. This exhibition, of special interest to collectors of important architectural design, opens at ArchiTech on Friday, April 27th.

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Louis Sullivan, architectural drawing
Louis H. Sullivan
Foliated Motif Pencil on paper, 1918
7 3/4 x 6 inches


Taleisen dining room, drawing
George Niedecken
Presentation rendering of Dining Room
watercolor and ink on linen scroll, circa 1910
22 x 26 inches


Charles Rennie Mackintosh, house for an art lover
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
A House For An Art Lover
Lithograph, 1901
16 x 20 inches

Louis H. Sullivan
Stencil on Canvas, 19__
_x _inches

Review by Alan Artner of the Master Drawings show
in June 08, 2001 Chicago Tribune.
*also available in public document format (.pdf)

David Jameson
ArchiTech Gallery
730 North Franklin suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654

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