Woodie Garber Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection of architectural drawings, (...) of Woodie Garber.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
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Language of Materials
Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP Library)
Woodie Garber, 1913-1994, was one of the first in Cincinnati to work in the International Style, and developed the reputation of being a staunch and uncompromising modernist, and a maverick who believed in efficiency in everything. According to his obituary, “he was as famous for rejected innovative designs as for buildings he completed.” He turned down a commission to design Cornell University Library because he believed his design would not be executed to his specifications. His father, Frederick W. Garber (1877-1950) was also an architect and principal of Garber and Woodward. The elder Garber was a traditionalist whose work included nationally recognized Cincinnati structures such as the Dixie Terminal Building and Walnut Hills High School. It is said that Woodie and his father argued heatedly about architectural style.
- Guide to the Woodie Garber Collection
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- Elizabeth Meyer, Sebra Debrecht
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