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Drawings - Sketch design for a Belvedere in Seaside, Florida
  • Sketch design for a Belvedere in Seaside, Florida
    Leon Krier
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Sketch design for a Belvedere in Seaside, Florida

  • Object:

    Drawings

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leon Krier (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and brown wash over preliminary pencil.

  • Museum number:

    E.657-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Architecture, Room 128, case 11, shelf 2

This is an early sketch for the belvedere intended for the main market square of Seaside, a new residential resort of eighty acres. The belvedere and adjacent market halls are designed by Krier, while other architects are responsible for the 450-550 houses on the site. The belvedere in its revised design is rendered in white with a green glazed tile roof and detailing in coral stone.

Physical description

Sketch design for a Belvedere in Seaside, Florida, showing two temple-like buildings elevated on high plinths. Half way up one plinth is a viewing platform and half way up the other is a draw bridge.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1985 (made)

Artist/maker

Leon Krier (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and brown wash over preliminary pencil.

Marks and inscriptions

Belvedere in Seaside, Florida/ 15. XI. 85.
Date; Bottom right; Handwriting; Ink; Krier; November 1985

Leon Krier
Signature; Bottom left; Handwriting; Ink; Krier; November 1985

Dimensions

Height: 29.5 cm, Width: 19.5 cm

Object history note

This object was sold by Christies in 1987 as part of their charity sale of works by contemporary architects, artists and designers.

Descriptive line

Architectural drawing for a Belvedere in the new resort of Seaside, Florida, by Leon Krier, November 1985

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Christie's catalogue of 'Charity Sale of Works by Leading Contemporary Architects, Artists and Designers', 3 February 1987, p.24, lot no. 55.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Paper; Pencil

Subjects depicted

Holidays; Architecture; Seaside; Gardens; Belvederes; Garden-houses

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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