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Drawing, Elevation Perspective, Museum of American Folk Art, New York City, October 1997

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates and drafted by Tod Williams. It is dated October 1997 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The husband and wife team of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien ranks among the most successful American architectural firms working today. Over the course of their practice, this firm has produced renowned structures for numerous institutions and private clients. Their institutional projects include buildings for Princeton University, Clark University, University of Virginia, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Cranbrook Educational Community. In addition, they design one or two residences per year, among the most well-known of which are the Speyer townhouse in Manhattan and the Rivkind house in East Hampton, New York, which was the recipient of an AIA award.
The Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates project for the American Folk Art Museum in New York City was featured in the 2000 National Design Museum Triennial. Located on a slender plot on West 53rd Street, adjacent to property owned by MoMA, the eight-level building totals 30,000 square feet. The American Folk Art Museum site is excee

This object was donated by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. It is credited Gift of Tod Williams Billie Tsien.

Its dimensions are

(irregular): 43.2 x 33.7 cm (17 in. x 13 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: T.W. Oct ' 97

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: Museum of American Folk Art

Cite this object as

Drawing, Elevation Perspective, Museum of American Folk Art, New York City, October 1997; Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates ; USA; pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper; (irregular): 43.2 x 33.7 cm (17 in. x 13 1/4 in.); Gift of Tod Williams Billie Tsien; 2001-18-2

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