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“Lines of Beauty” Exhibit Continues Through January

Teamsters Retreat in Peveley, Missouri by Isadore Shank.

Landmarks Association of St. Louis continues its “Lines of Beauty: Original Renderings by St. Louis Architects” exhibit through the end of the month. The exhibit is displayed at the Carolyn Hewes Toft Gallery at Architecture St. Louis, located at 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 170. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Early Klipstein & Rathmann design for the Civil Courts.

The exhibit features extensive selections from the private collection of Kyrle Boldt III as well as items from the collections of Landmarks Association and modernist architect Isadore Shank’s sons. “Lines of Beauty” is the most extensive recent exhibition of historic renderings by St. Louis architects, and showcases numerous drawings of work in St. Louis, St. Charles, Peoria, Cairo, Alton and other places in the region.

Faith Hospital rendering by Joseph D. Murphy.

Architects represented include a range of twentieth century designers, including John L. Wees, Helfensteller, Hirsch & Watson and Kilpstein & Rathmann. The show has a particularly strong selection of mid-century modern designs by St. Louis’ most important designers, including William A. Bernoudy, Frederick Dunn, Shank, Joseph D. Murphy and Charles Eames. The three images here only hint at the breadth of the renderings displayed. Don’t miss this show.

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