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Document Details


Title: A. James Speyer
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Speyer speaks about his architectural education at Carnegie Institute of Technology; the influence of the International Style exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; architectural education at Chelsea Polytechnic in London; working for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company; Mies van der Rohe; teaching methods and message of the curriculum at IIT; furniture design in relation to architecture; the Institute of Design; Mies's retirement and losing the Illinois Institute of Technology campus commission; in Greece; job as Curator of Twentieth Century Paintings and Sculpture at The Art Institute of Chicago; organizing an exhibition of Mies van der Rohe's work at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Extent: 141 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/speyer.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Speyer, A. James, 1913-1986
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker place of birth: Pittsburgh, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Professor
Age at speaking: 73
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 11-Jun-1986
Interviewer: Saliga, Pauline
Organizations discussed: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture--Study and teaching; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Chicago, IL; Furniture design; Illinois; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, PA; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025555-27418