Rudolph de Harak
Born April 10, 1924, Culver City, California. Died April 24, 2002, Ellsworth, Maine. Best known designs: Facade, 127 John Street, New York City, including a three-storey-high digital clock, composed of 72 square modules with numerals that light, displaying date, hour, minute and second, as well as a neon-illuminated tunnel leading to the entrance. Centerpiece, Cummins Engine Museum, Columbus, Indiana, consisting of a hanging "exploded" diesel engine, revealing in detail all its inner parts. Egyptian Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, permanent exhibition design, including a photographic timeline and captions printed on glass. Paperback covers for nearly 350 books published by McGraw-Hill. 1930s... more.