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Poster, Bygge og Bolig Udstilling (Exhibition of Buildings and Homes), 1929

This is a Poster. It was designed by IB Andersen and published by Chr. Cato and made for (as the client) Akademisk Arkitektforening. It is dated 1929. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

IB Andersen designed this poster to promote an exhibition of Buildings and Homes shortly after graduating with a degree in architecture from the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was sponsored by the Akademisk Arkitektforening (Academic Association of Architects) and was held at the Forum, an exhibition space in Copenhagen. The exhibition was a significant one, and included a competition for the House of the Future, which was won by the young designer Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-71). Andersens illustration nodded to two significant movements of the avant-garde with his Bauhaus-inspired cityscape punctuated by the primary color palette of the de Stijl school, which he used to evoke a sunny day. A loosely rendered Thonet armchair is the only nod to furnishings in the illustration.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 83.2 × 62.2 cm (32 3/4 × 24 1/2 in.) H x W (Mount): 97.5 × 76.5 cm (38 3/8 × 30 1/8 in.)

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Poster, Bygge og Bolig Udstilling (Exhibition of Buildings and Homes), 1929; Designed by IB Andersen (Danish, 1907–1969); lithograph on paper; H x W: 83.2 × 62.2 cm (32 3/4 × 24 1/2 in.) H x W (Mount): 97.5 × 76.5 cm (38 3/8 × 30 1/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-32

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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