MoMA Acquires Jean Tschumi Drawings
20 January 2010
The works on paper cover the range of Jean Tschumi’s brief but fascinating career, from his early work while a student at Paris’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts to his late masterpiece, the Nestlé Headquarters (1956-1960) in Vevey, Switzerland, for which he won the Reynolds Prize in 1960. All forty-three drawings were published in the recent monograph Jean Tschumi: Architecture at Full Scale by Jacques Gubler (Skira and Rizzoli International Publishers), which traces Tschumi’s multifaceted production as an architect, urban planner, and furniture designer who often integrated different dimensions of creative design into his individual works.
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