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Woodie Garber Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DAAPLIB-2018-05

Scope and Contents

Collection of architectural drawings, (...) of Woodie Garber.

Dates

  • 1913-1994

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

0.0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP Library)

Bibliography

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.

person

Title
Guide to the Woodie Garber Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Elizabeth Meyer, Sebra Debrecht
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP Library) Repository

Contact:
5480 Aronoff Center for Design and Art
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati Ohio 45221