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Oral history interview with Serge Chermayeff, 1985 May 23-24

Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-1996

Painter, Architect, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 126 Pages

Summary: Transcript of an interview with Serge Chermayeff conducted May 23-24, 1985 by Betty J. Blum at Chermayeff's home in Wellfleet, Mass. The interview was conducted for the Chicago Architects Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Art Institue of Chicago's Department of Architecture. Included with the transcript is a preface, index, and selected bibliography. The focus of the interview is Chermayeff's tenure (1946-1951) as president and director of the Institute of Design (formerly New Bauhaus) in Chicago.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect, educator.


Donated 1998 by the Art Institute of Chicago via Jack Perry Brown.

Language Note

Undetermined .

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Oral history interview with Serge Chermayeff, 1985 May 23-24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.