Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990

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Gordon Bunshaft's office was located at 425 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.

From the description of [Garage addition, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bunshaft, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y.] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. Jan. 19-21, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 78144161

At the time of this project, Gordon Bunshaft's office was located at 425 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.

From the description of [Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bunshaft, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y.] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. June - Aug. [19]62. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 83449520

These renderings were executed by Bunshaft while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship during the years 1935-1936.

From the description of [Renderings executed in Europe as the 50th Rotch Scholar] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. 1936. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 78830626

These rubbings were executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship during the years 1935-1936.

From the description of [Rubbings of bronze flat - floor tombstones from the Louvre, Paris, France] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. [19]35. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 83106950

Bunshaft's office was located at 400 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.

From the description of [Bunshaft studio, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. [19]62 ; Dec.[19]75 - May 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 271454168

Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was awarded the Rotch Travelling Scholarship shortly after graduation in 1935. Bunshaft used his scholarship to travel through Europe, where he sketched and photographed many sites of architectural significance. In 1937, Bunshaft joined the New York office of the young architectural firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill, taking a leave of absence between 1942 and 1946 to serve in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. After World War II, SOM was to become one of the most influential architecture, planning, and design firms in the United States. Bunshaft was named a partner in SOM in 1949, directing the New York office until his retirement in 1979. Bunshaft's impact on American architecture was largely in the arena of large-scale corporate architecture. In 1952, he completed the design of Lever House in New York City, a landmark of Post-War International Style glass curtain-wall skyscrapers. Among his other noted designs are the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City; Connecticut General Headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut; the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; and the National Commercial Bank and Haj Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Bunshaft also received many awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the American Institute of Architect's Medal of Honor and election to the College of Fellows, and the National Institute of Arts and Letter's first prize in architecture (Arnold W. Brunner Memorial). Bunshaft was also a passionate art collector, maintaining long-standing friendships with such notable artists as Henry Moore and Jean Dubuffet, and serving as a member of the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C. and as a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Bunshaft died in New York City in 1990.

From the description of Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990 (bulk 1950-1979). (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505724648

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creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Sketches executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship] [graphic]. [Sketchbook no. 91] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Rubbings of bronze flat - floor tombstones from the Louvre, Paris, France] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. [Radio cabinet] [graphic] : [1/2 full size drawings] / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects [stamped] ; [Gordon Bunshaft, architect]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bunshaft, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y.] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. Drawings executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990 : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lever House architectural drawings, 1950-1953 Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives,
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Le Corbusier letter to Francis E. Hyslop, Jr., and cover letter from Gordon Bunshaft to Hyslop, 1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990 (bulk 1950-1979). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Bunshaft studio, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Moore, Henry, 1896-1986. [Get well on napkin for Gordon Bunshaft], Toronto [graphic] / Henry Moore [and friends]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Sketches executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship] [graphic]. [Sketchbook no. 63] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series I: Pending correspondence, 1949-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Site plan of the residence of] Nina and Gordon Bunshaft, 25 Georgica Close, East Hampton, N.Y. [graphic] : / [Gordon Bunshaft, architect]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ferriss, Hugh, 1889-1962. Lever House, #25 of "Power in buildings". [graphic] / Hugh Ferriss. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Lever House architectural drawings, 1950-1953. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Gordon Bunshaft : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Sketches executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarships] [graphic]. [Sketchbook no. 64] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Garage addition, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bunshaft, 25 & 26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y.] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft, architect. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Watercolors executed while studying under the Rotch Travelling Scholarship] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. [Renderings executed in Europe as the 50th Rotch Scholar] [graphic] / Gordon Bunshaft. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Fort Hamilton Veterans' Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgica Close (East Hampton, N.Y.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Great Southern Life Insurance Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
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associatedWith Istanbul Hilton Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey) corporateBody
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associatedWith Korling, Torkel. person
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associatedWith Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. person
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associatedWith Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Manhattan House (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Marine Midland Bank (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories. corporateBody
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith Molitor, Joseph W. person
associatedWith Moore, Henry, 1898-1986. person
associatedWith Musée du Louvre. corporateBody
associatedWith National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. person
associatedWith New York Public Library at Lincoln Center. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940). corporateBody
associatedWith Nine West 57th Street (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. person
associatedWith Noxell Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994. person
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associatedWith Rockefeller, David, 1915- person
associatedWith Rotch Travelling Scholarship, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith San Francesco (Church : Assisi, Italy) corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Consular Housing (Bremen, Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Consulate (Düsseldorf, Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith W. R. Grace Building (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Yale Computer Center. corporateBody
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Carcassonne (France)
Salamanca (Spain)
Toledo (Spain)
Segovia (Spain)
Salamanca (Spain)
Toledo (Spain)
Georgica Close (East Hampton, N.Y.)--25 and 26
Carcassonne (France)
Bautzen (Germany)
Siena (Italy)
United States
Avila (Spain)
Tarragona (Spain)
Ile-aux-moines
Burgos (Spain)
Paris (France)
Mistra (Greece)
Saint-Malo (France)
San Sebastián (Spain)
Elven (France)
East Hampton (N.Y.)
Fontainbleau (France)
Pisa (Italy)
Albí (Spain)
United States
Nuremberg (Germany)
Avignon (France)
Greece
Auray (France)
Carcassonne (France)
East Hampton (N.Y.)
Rome (Italy)
Burgos (Spain)
Venice (Italy)
Bruges (Belgium)
United States
Segovia (Spain)
Avignon (France)
Toledo (Spain)
Rome (Italy)
Canterbury (England)
Assisi (Italy)
Georgica Close (East Hampton, N.Y.)--25 and 26
Syracuse (Italy)
Montpellier (France)
Pisa (Italy)
United States
Valladolid (Spain)
Tétouan (Morocco)
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Segovia (Spain)
Toulouse (France)
East Hampton (N.Y.)
Poitiers (France)
East Hamtpon (N.Y.)
Cahors (France)
Marseille (France)
Capri (Italy)
Marseille (France)
Assisi (Italy)
Avila (Spain)
United States
Segovia (Spain)
Vannes (France)
Salamanca (Spain)
Nîmes (France)
Paris (France)
Perugia (Italy)
Georgica Close (East Hampton, N.Y.)--25
Arles (France)
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bathrooms
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Architecture--History--20th century
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Churches
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Birth 1909-05-09

Death 1990-08-06

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