Drawing, Proposed Cottage for Kirk Wilkinson, Wellfleet, MA
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff. It is dated 1953–54 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is brown felt tip pen, chalk, graphite on yellow tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Chermayeff calls attention to the cross-braced framing of his modernist Cape Cod cottage by rendering the resulting triangular sections in clear, primary colors. This strategy also breaks up the 56-foot-long façade into small, playful shapes—essentially the logic of disruptive patterning, or camouflage.
This object was
Serge Ivan Chermayeff.
It is credited
Gift of Serge Ivan Chermayeff.
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Its dimensions are
34.8 x 42.3 cm (13 11/16 x 16 5/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper right: Wilkinson / First sketches; D / B with porch / E Z + 3
Cite this object as
Drawing, Proposed Cottage for Kirk Wilkinson, Wellfleet, MA; Designed by Serge Ivan Chermayeff (American, b. Grozny, Chechnya 1900–1996); USA; brown felt tip pen, chalk, graphite on yellow tracing paper; 34.8 x 42.3 cm (13 11/16 x 16 5/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Serge Ivan Chermayeff; 1962-45-6