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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1950-1955 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorSaarinen, Eeroen_US
dc.creatorBertoia, Harryen_US
dc.date1950-1955en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T16:55:41Z
dc.date.available2013-12-19T16:55:41Z
dc.date.issued1950-1955en_US
dc.identifier241854en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 235en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/150143
dc.descriptionInterior detail, Bertoia sculpture of hanging metal strips; The MIT Chapel (dedicated 1955) is a non-denominational chapel. It is located on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, next to Kresge Auditorium and Kresge Oval, which Saarinen also designed. Though a small building, it is often noted as a successful example of mid-century modern architecture in the US. Saarinen also designed the landscaping surrounding all three. Leland Roth included the building in his History of American Architecture, using it to illustrate the contrast between Saarinen's approach and that of Mies (who designed a chapel for IIT). Roth said that "through the sheer manipulation of light and the its focus on a blazingly white marble altar block, Saarinen created a place of mystic quiet." The chapel's curving spire and bell tower was designed by the sculptor Theodore Roszak and was added in 1956. A full-height metal sculpture by Harry Bertoia glitters from the circular skylight down to the marble altar. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 1/10/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; concrete; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectmeditationen_US
dc.subjectprayeren_US
dc.subjectworshipen_US
dc.subjectMid-Century Modernen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleMIT Chapelen_US
dc.title.alternativeInterdenominational Chapelen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-SO-KC-C21en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), gardeningen_US
vra.worktypechapel (room or structure)en_US
vra.worktypegardenen_US
dc.contributor.displayEero Saarinen (American architect, 1910-1961); Harry Bertoia (American sculptor, 1915-1978)en_US


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