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Document Details


Title: Myron Goldsmith
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Early experiences that led to a career in architecture; study under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology; the Army Corps of Engineers; Mies's approach to clients and projects; social implications of work being done in Mies's office; Myron's thesis: "The Tall Building and the Effects of Scale"; 50 x 50 house project; Kitt Peak Solar Telescope and Observatory; study with Pier Luigi Nervi; jobs at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco, 1955-58; types of projects and work at SOM; Fazlur Kahn; the architectural establishment; Goldsmith as a teacher.
Extent: 152 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/goldsmith.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Goldsmith, Myron, 1918-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 68
Document location: Wilmette, IL
Document date: 25-Jul-1986
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
People discussed: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969; Mies, Maria Ludwig Michael
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architecture; Chicago, IL; Illinois; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969; Mies, Maria Ludwig Michael; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025533-27393