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Design for the Facade of Societé Immobilière de la Rue Modern, No. 6

Hector Guimard1909

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Front elevation of a facade of a six story apartment house, with brick window surrounds indicating art nouveau fluidity. Front door and balconies on the upper floors show intricate iron work. Windows on ground level have simpler treatments. Attic is indicated at top of sheet showing four chimneys and dormer windows.

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  • Title: Design for the Facade of Societé Immobilière de la Rue Modern, No. 6
  • Creator: Hector Guimard
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Signed: Top right in the attic space: monogram: "G" in double circle.
  • Provenance: Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • Paper Support: Heavy tracing paper
  • Inscribed: In ink, lower right across sheet: Dressé par l'Architecte Soussique / Paris le 20 novembre 1909; on top right in the attic space: "G" in double circle.
  • Exhibitions: Pasadena, Ca - The Pasadena Art Institute. The Turn of the Century. November 19 - December 20, 1953.New Haven, CT - Yale University Art Gallery, February 3 - March 1, 1955.Syracuse, NY - Syracuse University School of Art. Art Nouveau. December 1, 1964 - January 3, 1965.Richmond, VA - The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Nouveau. November 22 - December 26, 1971.Cologne, Germany - Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Idee und Anspruch der Architektur. December 13, 1979 - January 27, 1980.
  • Dimensions: 61.9 x 46.7 cm (24 3/8 x 18 3/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Dee, Elaine Evans, Idee und Ansbruch der Architektur (Cologne: Museen der Stadt Koln, 1979) cat.#95Lynes, Russell, More Than Meets the Eye. (New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1981) 60.Syracuse University School of Art, Art Nouveau. exh. cat.(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University School of Art, 1965) 21, # 130.The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, exh. cat. Art Nouveau. (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1971) 18, #62 [illus.]
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, graphite on heavy tracing paper

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