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Document Details


Title: Gordon Bunshaft
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Bunshaft speaks about his family and early years; studying architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; travel in Europe; the beginnings of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; influence of Le Corbusier; meeting Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe; military service in World War II; Lever House; Chase Manhattan Bank's art program; the National Commercial Bank and Haj Terminal in Saudi Arabia; the Beinecke Library at Yale University; the Lyndon B. Johnson Library at the University of Texas in Austin; serving on the President's Commission on Fine Arts.
Extent: 333 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/bunshaft.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker place of birth: Buffalo, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 80
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 04-Apr-1989
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architects and community--Chicago (Ill.); Architecture; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025519-27378