Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect

Opening May 6 – July 31, 2014

Ubu Gallery is pleased to present, Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect, a debut exhibition devoted to this overlooked yet highly influential 20th century modernist. Never-before-seen photographs, architectural drawings, letters, graphic design, and ephemera from Lonberg-Holm’s remarkably diverse career will be on view through July 31, 2014. The exhibition, which consists of selections from the extensive archive assembled by the late architectural historian Marc Dessauce, will solidify the importance of this emblematic figure in early 20th century cultural and architectural history. Metropolis Magazine, the national publication of architecture and design, will publish an article on Knud Lonberg-Holm to coincide with this groundbreaking exhibition.

<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Design for the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition</em><br />West elevation<br /> 1922<br /> Photograph mounted on board<br /> 9 1/8 x 3 5/8 inches (23.2 x 9.2 cm) – image<br /> 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (29.2 x 23.5 cm) – board<br /> (KLH 2)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Design for the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition</em><br />West view axonometric<br /> 1922<br /> Photograph mounted on board<br /> 8 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches (22.5 x 11.7 cm) – image<br /> 13 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches (33.3 x 22.2 cm) – board <br /> (KLH 3)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Design for the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition</em><br />Side elevation with Tribune sign visible<br /> 1922<br /> Photograph mounted on board<br />9 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches (23.2 x 12.4 cm) – image<br /> 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches (29.2 x 23.2 cm) – board <br /> (KLH 4)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>New York, Times Square</em><br /> 1923<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 6<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches (10.8 x 8.6 cm)<br /> (KLH 6)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Equity Trust Building–Oblique View</em><br /> 1923<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 41<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches (11.1 x 8.3 cm)<br /> (KLH 7)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>New York, Madison Square</em><br /> 1923<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 31<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches (10.5 x 8.3 cm)<br /> (KLH 9)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Detroit, Rear Areaway</em><br /> 1924<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 91<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (11.4 x 8.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 11)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Detroit</em><br /> 1924<br /> variant reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 21<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (11.1 x 8.6 cm)<br /> (KLH 12)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Detroit, Rear Façade of a Hotel</em><br /> 1924<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 89<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 inches (11.4 x 8.6 cm)<br /> (KLH 13)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Detroit, A New Street</em><br /> 1924<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 71 (bottom)<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches (8.6 x 11.1 cm)<br /> (KLH 16)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Chicago, 2 Skyscrapers</em><br /> between 1923-1926<br /> reproduced in Erich Mendelsohn’s <em>Amerika</em>, p. 75<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (11.4 x 8.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 18)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm with Latislav Sutnar</strong><br /> with Latislav Sutnar<br /> Multi-Measure (MM) Metal Enclosures<br /> c. 1944<br /> Cover of catalog<br /> 11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm)<br /> (KLH 19)</p>
<p><strong> Sutnar</strong><br /> <em>Catalog for Ladislav Sutnar’s solo show, A-D Galler</em>y<br /> New York, A-D Gallery, 1947<br /> Paperbound catalog<br /> 8 x 5 3/8 inches (20.3 x 13.7 cm)<br /> (KLH 20)</p>
<p><em>Portrait of Knud-Lonberg Holm</em><br /> New York, 1950s (prior to 1960)<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 6 7/8 x 10 inches (17.5 x 25.4 cm)<br /> (KLH 26)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Dymaxion License</em><br /><em> Buckminster Fuller/The Fuller Research Center to Knud Lomberg-Holm</em><br /> September 29, 1949<br /> Typewritten letter<br /> 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 31)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Radio Broadcasting Station</em><br /> Two (2) elevations<br /> Detroit, 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 23 7/8 x 18 inches (60.6 x 45.7 cm) – sheet<br /> (KLH 34)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Radio Broadcasting Station</em><br /> Two (2) axonometric projections<br /> Detroit, 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 23 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches (60.6 x 45.4 cm) – sheet<br /> (KLH 35)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Radio Broadcasting Station</em><br /> Photograph of Model<br /> Detroit, 1925<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (12.4 x 17.5 cm)<br /> (KLH 36)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Small Home Steel Lumber Construction</em><br /> Watercolor elevation<br /> 1926<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)<br /> (KLH 40)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Small Home Steel Lumber Construction</em><br /> Isometric drawing<br /> February 22, 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 17 3/4 x 24 inches (45.1 x 61 cm)<br /> (KLH 41)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Small Home Steel Lumber Construction</em><br /> Axonometric<br /> 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 17 7/8 x 24 inches (45.4 x 61 cm)<br /> (KLH 42)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Small Home Steel Lumber Construction</em><br /> Isometric<br /> 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 44)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Gas Station Design</em><br /> c. 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on tracing paper<br /> 5 7/8 x 18 inches (14.9 x 45.7 cm)<br /> (KLH 46)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Gas Station Design</em><br /> c. 1925<br /> 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 47)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Gas Station Design</em><br />c. 1925<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 10 1/8 x 23 inches (25.7 x 58.4 cm)<br /> (KLH 49)</p>
<p><em>Wendingen</em><br /> No. 3, 1923<br /> Printed matter<br /> 12 7/8 x 13 inches (32.7 x 33 cm)<br /> (KLH 51)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Knud & Ethel outside of Bauhaus</em><br /> 1931<br /> Photograph<br /> 4 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (11.1 x 8.6 cm)<br /> Dated & inscribed on verso<br /> (KLH 52)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Fields of Activity, Field Pattern</em><br /> Reproduced in <em>Development Index</em>, 1953<br /> Printed matter<br /> 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches (26 x 18.1 cm)<br /> (KLH 57)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Residence for Mrs. MacBride</em><br />
Axonometric drawing<br /> 1926<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches (47.6 x 62.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 61)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Residence for Mrs. MacBride</em><br /> South elevation<br /> 1926<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 9 3/8 x 11 inches (23.8 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 63)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Residence for Mrs. MacBride</em><br /> North elevation<br /> 1926<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 65)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Residence for Mrs. MacBride</em><br /> East elevation<br /> 1926<br /> Gouache & pencil on paper<br /> 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 66)</p>
<p><strong>Mies Van der Rohe</strong><br /><em> Jedes Aesthetische Spekulation…</em><br /> 1923<br /> Typewritten letter<br /> 8 x 12 3/4 inches (20.3 x 32.4 cm)<br /> (KLH 67)</p>
<p><strong>Werner Jakstein</strong><br /> <em>Letter to Lonberg-Holm</em><br /> Altona, Germany, January 3, 1923<br /> Double-sided letter with watercolor<br /> 11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches (28.9 x 22.2 cm)<br /> (KLH 76)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Shelter now cover</em><br /> Vol. 2, Bulletin 2, May 1932 cover<br /> Magazine cover<br /> 11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 78)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Shelter</em><br /> November 1938 cover<br /> Magazine cover<br /> 11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 79)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Automobile Plant</em><br /> Detroit, 1931<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (13.3 x 10.8 cm)<br /> Titled on verso<br /> (KLH 84)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Photograph of Longberg-Holm</em><br /> ca. 1923-1924<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches (11.4 x 7 cm)<br /> (KLH 88)</p>
<p><strong>Knud Lonberg-Holm</strong><br /> <em>Photograph of Antenna</em><br /> ca. 1923-1924<br /> Vintage gelatin silver print<br /> 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (11.4 x 8.9 cm)<br /> (KLH 90)</p>