Student Project for Concert Hall, Perspective Collage

A work made of paper, foil, and wood veneer on photographic print.

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  • A work made of paper, foil, and wood veneer on photographic print.

Date:

1946

Artist:

Daniel Brenner
American, 1917-1977

About this artwork

In 1942 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his students began working on a conceptual design for a concert hall, which would have a profound influence on the architect’s development of open-plan pavilions. In the work seen here, Mies’s student Daniel Brenner cited Albert Kahn’s 1937 aircraft factory as a specific inspiration for this type of clear-span construction: an image of this open industrial structure forms the photographic support for the collage. Mies was fascinated with American building methods and the economical language of technology as important symbols of their time.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Daniel Brenner

Title

Student Project for Concert Hall, Perspective Collage

Origin

United States

Date

1946

Medium

Paper, foil, and wood veneer on photographic print

Dimensions

36 x 74.2 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Rachael, Jon and Ariel Brenner

Reference Number

1988.33

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