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Illustrated in Chicago Furniture 1 1 Art, Craft W 1 and Industry 1833-1983, Sharon New York, Norton, 94 ff. Above, 1 W. Darling, 984, color plate section, p. (photo The Chicago Historical Society) right ElielSaarinen pair of side chairs manufactured by Company of Mastercraftsmen; fir with black ocher paint, red horsehair upholstery, 37%in. 9cm) high, 929-30. Illustrated in Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950, exhibition the 1 catalogue, The Detroit Institute of Arts Museum of Art, Metropolitan and The Harry N.

Abrams, New York, 1983, 95 (collection The Cranbrook Academy of Art/ Museum, photo The Below, Detroit Institute of Arts) right Kohn and Eliel Saarinen sketch Ely Jacques for the p. of Richard Hudnut shop, 693 5th Avenue, York, crayon on paper Interior a chair New views of the shop are and Decoration, June and The Architectural Forum, October 1931, pp 420-1 (photo Avery Library, Columbia University) illustrated in Inferior Architecture 1931 pp. , Below, 1 37-8, for right Kahn and Eltel Saarinen sketch of a chair Hudnut shop, 693 5th Avenue, New York, colored crayon on paper, 1930 (photo Avery Library, Columbia University) Ely Jacques for the Richard cmaie: foe PIcU t ED HUDNUT ^ C *l I' »*-IIO

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