Hugh Ferriss. United Nations, New York, NY – Bird's-eye perspective looking south. 1947 (1000.001.00255)
Five drawings from Drawings and Archives are on loan to the new exhibition, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, the first major exhibition on his work at the Museum of Modern Art. While the French architect did not build in New York, the drawings lent by Avery reflect his impact on the city and architectural culture. In 1935, Le Corbusier delivered a series of lectures to architecture students at Columbia, drawing as he spoke and leaving behind murals of his thoughts, two of which are on display. Le Corbusier left an indelible mark on New York in his participation in 1947 on the United Nations Board of Design, as seen in three drawings by Hugh Ferriss, chief renderer for the Board of Design.
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Hugh Ferris. United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY –
Perspective drawing, preliminary study for the United Nations:
Study #62, Scheme 24, 4/2/47 (1000.001.00278)
Hugh Ferriss. United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY –
Perspective drawing, preliminary study for the United Nations, 1947