Friday, June 26, 2009

AIC: South Garden

South Garden..
The South Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago was built in 1962. It was designed by the master landscape architect Dan Kiley..

Fountain of the Great Lakes..
Sculptor: Lorado Taft ..
Bronze work created between 1907-1913.
It is an allegorical sculpture representing the great lakes.. The five women are so arranged that the water flows through them in the same way water passes through the Great Lakes.
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Landscaped garden..
The serene garden is the work of landscape architect Dan Kiley. There are granite planters with hawthorns, in orange gravel.. A perfect getaway from the busy Chicago traffic, in the heart of the city. I love this garden..
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Also check out the North Garden..
It was designed, as a sculpture court,
by the landscape architect Laurie Olin.
It has some interesting sculptures like..
- Large Interior Form - by Henry Moore
- Cubi VII - by David Smith
- Flying Dragon - by Alexander Calder

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# The Art Institute of Chicago...
# North here..
# South Garden.. click here..

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