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The Sketchbooks Of Alfonso Iannelli

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by Eric last modified Dec 31, 2010

The ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago recently announced their winter 2011 show. Titled The Sketchbooks of Alfonso Iannelli and running January 7 - April 30, 2011, its sure to delight anyone interested in progressive design and Machine Age Modernism. More info after the jump... As stated in the press release: "Alfonso Iannelli not only sculpted for Frank Lloyd Wright and other Prairie architects, painted illustrations for Vaudeville acts, designed appliances and World's Fair pavilions,... he doodled....




 

 

Unknown1 The ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago recently announced their winter 2011 show. Titled The Sketchbooks of Alfonso Iannelli and running January 7 - April 30, 2011, its sure to delight anyone interested in progressive design and Machine Age Modernism. More info after the jump...

Iannelli sketches

As stated in the press release:

"Alfonso Iannelli not only sculpted for Frank Lloyd Wright and other Prairie architects, painted illustrations for Vaudeville acts, designed appliances and World's Fair pavilions,... he doodled.

Like most creative people, Alfonso Iannelli's pencil was forever restless. Capturing a compelling portrait of a pretty girl; remembering a scene of two lovers embracing before a night's sleep wiped it clean from memory or just meandering on paper while talking over the phone, he drew constantly.

And also like those creative souls, he kept them hidden from view. They were not for others to see. They were his secrets.

Iannelli sketched huge factories and grain silos just because he found them beautiful. He jotted down new graphic ideas after being guided through the Bauhaus. His sketchbooks acted as the "first draft" of his creative process.

ArchiTech Gallery owns the bulk of his office files from his frenzied early years in Chicago through to the end of his long, long career. Within those files were countless scraps of paper from tablets, diaries, ledgers and envelopes that held, in graphic form, his memories.

In what's certain to be a unique exhibition and sale, ArchiTech has assembled those random scribbles for a show of those memories that few people have ever seen.

Opening Friday, January 7th and running through Saturday, April 30th, 2011, The Sketchbooks of Alfonso Iannelli will display a creative mind for all to see."

This exhibit is a timely one, since the Iannelli Studios in Park Ridge, IL (where the vast majority of this work was created) is in jeopardy of being lost to the wrecking ball. For more info on Alfonso Iannelli and this show, check out the ArchiTech Gallery website.

All images via The ArchiTech Gallery


 

 

 
 
 

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