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Architecture project : oral history, 1949-1961

Project: Architecture project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 133 pages Sound recordings 4 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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This material is drawn primarily from a 1961 program at Columbia University's School of Architecture in celebration of the four great founders of contemporary architecture: Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. It includes addresses by Le Corbusier and Gropius as well as an interview with Mies van der Rohe. Discussion focuses upon philosophies of design, aspects of their various architectural projects, and the juncture of architecture and city planning. Also included are earlier taped conversations with Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright. Participants and pagination of transcripts: Walter Gropius, 32; Charles-Edouard Le Corbusier, 8; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 78; Frank Lloyd Wright, 15

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