Floor Plan, William W. Crandall Jr., undated

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1931, undated

GUSN

GUSN-309957

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Description

This floor plan depicts a building that contains living quarters, gymnasiums, a stadium, and a pool. The front view of the entire builiding is placed at the bottom of the drawing, while the floor plan is floating above it in a stormy gray cloud.

Details

Descriptive Terms

floor plans
schools (buildings)
student drawings
floor plans

Physical Description

floor plan; drawing; 40 X 25 in.

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Reference Code

AR001.UNK.029.002

Date Notes

His other drawing is dated July 12, 1931.

Places

Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France)

Record Details

Originator

Crandall, William Wright , Jr. (Architect)

Material Type

floor plans

Other People

Crandall, William Wright , Jr.

Other Organizations

Fontainebleau School of Art

Subjects

Architecture
School
Education

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Also known as L'Ecole des Beaux Arts at Fontainebleau, the schools at Fontainebleau combined arts in the areas of music, architecture, and design. Founded in 1923, the school at the historic Chateau Fontainbleau excelled in music and the fine arts. In 1931, the American Conservatory was merged into the school. Providing exclusive training in franco-american inspired beaux-arts, Fontainebleau became a prestigious architectural school for students around the world.

Crandall's other floor plan, "A Modern School," is dated July 12, 1931. This floor plan is probably from around this date. The American Fontainebleau sessions, which continue to be 4 week long summer learning programs, hold a variety of seminars, classes and trips to view architecture. Because of its establishment in 1931, Crandall was more than likely part of the first session of American students accepted into Fontainebleau. These two floor plans are likely examples of his coursework.