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Sketch design for a Belvedere in Seaside, Florida

Drawings
1985 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink and brown wash over preliminary pencil.
Brief Description
Architectural drawing for a Belvedere in the new resort of Seaside, Florida, by Leon Krier, November 1985
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.5cm
  • Width: 19.5cm
Production typeDesign
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)
Object history
This object was sold by Christies in 1987 as part of their charity sale of works by contemporary architects, artists and designers.
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Christie's catalogue of 'Charity Sale of Works by Leading Contemporary Architects, Artists and Designers', 3 February 1987, p.24, lot no. 55.
Collection
Accession Number
E.657-1987

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record createdJuly 27, 2000
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