Guimard's architectural drawings, dating from from the turn of the century through the 1920s, with related notes, writings, photographs, and brochures. Projects represented include the Maison and Atelier for M. and Mme. Guimard, Rue Mozart, Paris; the Chateau de Chavaudon; proprieté de M. Mezzara, Rue Lafontaine, Anteuil, 1910; 36 Rue Greuze, Paris, 1929; proprieté de M. Laurent, Parc Beausejour, 1904-1905; Hotel de Voyageurs, Maison Americaine, 1923; [Villa at St. Cloud of M. Hemsy; and private hotel, Square Jasmin, Paris, 1921. Also, villas; workers' houses; Paris apartment buildings, hotels, residences, and commercial buildings; and miscellaneous projects. Also included are reports and pamphlets, 1915-1919 and undated, of the Association for the Study and Propaganda of the International Pax-State (Etat-Pax, in French), of which Guimard was a member (the Association was in favor of assuring the security, prosperity, and independence of nations through super-armament), and an issue, 1933, of PAX INTERNATIONAL, the monthly journal of the Ligue Internationale de Femmes pour la Paix et la Liberté, whose honorary president was Jane Addams.
Biographical / Historical Note
French architect. Guimard was a leading practioner of the Art Nouveau style, working primarily in Paris.
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Hector Guimard architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.