Drawing, Five Sketches of Views of the Architect's Own Studio at Wellfleet, MA, 1953–54
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff. It is dated 1953–54 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and black ink, crayon on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
For his studio on Cape Cod, Chermayeff employed a modernist sensibility, using geometric forms in two and three dimensions. While the plan of the structure is based on four geometric modules, the exterior plane mimics the shapes and colors of semaphore flags, perfectly suited to the setting of beaches and boats.
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Its dimensions are
35.1 x 43 cm (13 13/16 x 16 15/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed: North: clerestories at 2nd A Turn/fixed; E S; South: open?
Cite this object as
Drawing, Five Sketches of Views of the Architect's Own Studio at Wellfleet, MA, 1953–54; Designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff (American, b. Grozny, Chechnya 1900–1996); USA; pen and ink, brush and black ink, crayon on tracing paper; 35.1 x 43 cm (13 13/16 x 16 15/16 in.); Gift of Serge Ivan Chermayeff; 1962-45-12
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.