Chicago: The Institute of Design, 1948. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 32pp. Original stiff wraps with modern design and typography in red, black and white. Brochure of the Chicago Institute of Design providing General Information, Curricula and Academic Information for the Winter semester at the school in 1948/49.
Contains statement "Aims of the Institute of Design", lists of board of directors, including Walter Gropius, officers and faculty, visiting lecturers, including Alvar Aalto, Walter Gropius, Fernand Leger, Richard Neutra, Man Ray, Paul Strand, among others, the history and a description of the facilities of the school, and paragraphs on guiding and educational principles.
The curricula for the departments of architecture, product design, visual design and photography and film, including a description of the Foundation Course, are embedded in full page designs of squares and a diagram illustrating details of the various disciplines.
The last part of the brochure informs about costs, courses and regulations for the school and its departments. This part includes descriptive text on standards, discipline, students from abroad, evening school, children's classes, Summer sessions, recommended reading for students and a calendar, including holidays. Very light wear along edges of wraps. Block lightly age-toned. Very good condition. Item #48443