Drawing, Proposed Cottage for Kirk Wilkinson, Wellfleet, MA
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff. We acquired it in 1962. Its medium is brown felt tip pen, chalk, graphite on yellow tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Chermayeff calls attention to the cross-braced framing of his modernist Cape Cod cottage by rendering the resulting triangular sections in clear, primary colors. This strategy also breaks up the 56-foot-long façade into small, playful shapes—essentially the logic of disruptive patterning, or camouflage.
This object was donated by Serge Ivan Chermayeff.
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Drawing, Proposed Cottage for Kirk Wilkinson, Wellfleet, MA; Designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff (American, b. Grozny, Chechnya 1900–1996); USA; brown felt tip pen, chalk, graphite on yellow tracing paper; 1962-45-6