G. Robert LeRicolais (1894-1977)
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Portrait of LeRicolais

Beauty of Failure

Aleph Bridge I, tension net tube

Professor of Architecture, U. of Pennsylvania, 1956-74; Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture, U. of Pennsylvania, 1974-76.

About the Collection

Copies of three hundred unpublished articles, 1947-71. Copies of sixty-five published articles, 1941-74, from Architecture d'aujourd'hui, VIA, Architecture, Formes et Fonctions, Architectural Design, ZODIAC, Progressive Architecture, SADG, Techniques of Architecture, Annales, des Pontes et Chaussees, etc. The collection also includes eighty structural models. The archive was organized by U. of Penn professor Peter McCleary, Dept. of Architecture.