Roundtable discussion “Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project,” and Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler & Sullivan Project collection

Inclusive Dates: 
June 14, 2008, 2008
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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Roundtable discussion “Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project” consists of a DVD recording the roundtable discussion held on June 14, 2008, in Crown Hall, regarding Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project. Speakers were Jeffrey Plank, Alvin Loginsky, and Len Gittleman.

Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler Sullivan Project Collection consists of 178 panels created for the exhibition "Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project," which was mounted in S. R. Crown during the summer of 2008. The panels featured reproductions of photographs from a 1954 Institute of Design exhibit. Photographers were Aaron Siskind, Richard Nickel and other advanced photography students of Siskind who in 1952 undertook a comprehensive photographic survey of Louis Sullivan’s architecture.

Biographical Historical Note

The roundtable discussion was held in connection with the 2008 exhibition "Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project," curated by John Vinci and Jeffrey Plank, which recreated the 1954 Institute of Design exhibit by students of Aaron Siskind who, in 1952, undertook a comprehensive photographic survey of Louis Sullivan’s architecture. The exhibition was sponsored by The Mies Society and mounted in S. R. Crown Hall (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago) in the summer of 2008.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Institute of Design Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago; Visual materials from the Institute of Design, Lyle Mayer photograph collection, Larry Janiak teaching at the Institute of Design and Larry Janiak papers, Arthur Siegel photograph collection and supplements, Eugene Dana collection of visual materials, Gordon Coster photograph collection, Chicago School of Design film out-takes, Eugene Dana collection of visual materials, Ray Pearson collection of visual materials, Ray Pearson papers, and Ray Pearson's Institute of Design collection of visual materials, Chicago History Museum; Institute of Design Records, Institute of Design Photography Oral History Project, Institute of Design Records, Institute of Design Photography Oral History Project, Janet Nickle Collection, William Kessler Papers, Alain Findeli Papers, Allen Porter Collection, F. Peter Weil Photographs, Beatrice Takeuchi Papers, Illinois Institute of Technology; Elizabeth H. Paepcke Papers, University of Chicago Library; Institute of Design collection, John E. Walley Papers, Leonard S. Rubenstein Design collection, Myron Kozman papers, Larry Janiak papers, Jack Weiss Associates collection, Lillian E. Hall papers, Robert Delson Papers,University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago