MoMA Receives Gift of Jean Tschumi Drawings
Source: Date: 2010-01-22 Size:
Bernard Tschumi, the deconstructionist architect best known for his design of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, has given the Museum of Modern Art a cache of 43 drawings by his father, Jean Tschumi, making it the first institution outside Europe to possess such work by the late Swiss architect.

 

Bernard Tschumi, the deconstructionist architect best known for his design of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, has given the Museum of Modern Art a cache of 43 drawings by his father, Jean Tschumi, making it the first institution outside Europe to possess such work by the late Swiss architect. The gift is composed of 22 drawings from the elder Tschumi's entry for a competition to redesign Stockholm’s Nedere Norrmalm district, as well as studies for furniture and door handles and a collaged perspective of his design for the Nestlé Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.

Known for innovative constructions that helped advance the development of mid-20th century architectural practice, the elder Tschumi spent his brief career—he died at age 57 in 1962—exploring the intersection of design, architecture, and urban planning. In addition to the Nestlé building, Tschumi designed the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva and founded both the International Union of Architects and the Université de Lausanne's architecture school.

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