Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Serge Chermayeff

Collection ID:
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-
Blum, Betty
1985 May 23-24
Physical Description:
126 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Architect, educator.

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

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