Elevations for Chicago Tribune “Betters Homes for Better Living” competition

Title

Elevations for Chicago Tribune “Betters Homes for Better Living” competition

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

September 21, 2020

Rights Holder

Lawrence Technological University

Creator

Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923-
Cranbrook Museum of Art

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photograph)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

visual works

Date

1946

Work Location

Michigan (state)
Bloomfield Hills (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Modern (style or period)

Subject

elevations (orthographic projections)

Description

View of elevation drawings by Ruth Adler Schnee for the Chicago Tribune's "Better Homes for Better Living" competition in 1946. This piece was part of an exhibition entitled, "Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living," held at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI, December 14, 2019 - March 15, 2020. Printed on placard: In her winning design for the Chicago Tribune’s 1947 “Better Rooms for Better Living” competition, Ruth conjures the satisfying precision of high modernism’s glass and steel, with warm and inviting attention to the needs of home’s imaginary residents. Glass is used for its smoothness, clarity, and ability to conduct light and color as much as its ability to open the space into the landscape.

Material/Medium

graphite on paper

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

RAS-011

Files

RAS-011.JPEG
Date Added
September 21, 2020
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Elevations for Chicago Tribune “Betters Homes for Better Living” competition,” LTU Digital Images, accessed September 23, 2021, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/18079.