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Document Details


Title: Serge Chermayeff
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Chermayeff speaks about his years as president of the Institute of Design in Chicago; his early background; work and colleagues in England; immigrating to the U.S.; traveling in the U.S.; colleagues and curriculum at the Institute of Design; the "Chicago Plans" exhibition in 1950; the merger of the Institute of Design with the Illinois Institute of Design; urban concerns; his own writings and opinions.
Extent: 138 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/chermayeff.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chermayeff, Serge, 1901-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker place of birth: Groznyy, Chechnya; Chechnya; Asia
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Designer
Age at speaking: 94
Document location: Wellsfleet, MA
Document date: 23-May-1995
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; England; Europe; Illinois; North America; United Kingdom; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architectural design; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Biography; Chicago, IL; Emigration and immigration; England; Europe; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United Kingdom; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Institute of Design, Chicago, IL
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025521-27380