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Document Details


Title: R. Paul Schweikher
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Schweikher speaks about early experiences that led him to a career in architecture; his impressions of Chicago in the 1920s; jobs in the office of David Adler; Buckminster Fuller; the Chicago Workshop and Marianne Willisch; inclusion in the 1933 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; solar studies with George Fred Keck; contributions to the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition; political sympathies in the 1930s; the influence of Japanese architecture; his home and studio in Roselle, Illinois; the roundtable at the Tavern Club; the Arts Club; Mies van der Rohe and the Farnsworth House; Frank Lloyd Wright; teaching and difficulties at Yale; Josef Albers; teaching at Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Extent: 171 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/schweikher.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Schweikher, Robert Paul, 1903-1997
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker place of birth: Denver, CO; Colorado; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Professor
Age at speaking: 81
Document location: Sedona, AZ
Document date: 06-Jul-1984
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Biography; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025554-27417