Forty-Three Drawings by Swiss Architect Jean Tschumi Donated to MoMA

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NEW YORK, NY.- Architect Bernard Tschumi has donated forty-three drawings by his father, the Swiss architect Jean Tschumi (1904-1962), to the Architecture and Design Department of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). Jean Tschumi, a key contributor toward the evolution of modern architecture and design in the mid-20th century, was known as an influential figure in both architectural education and the development of international architectural practice. The works on paper cover the range of Jean Tschumi’s brief but fascinating career, from his early work while a student at Paris’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts to his late masterpiece, the Nestlé Headquarters (1956-1960) in Vevey, Switzerland, for which he won the Reynolds Prize in 1960. All forty-three drawings were published in the recent monograph Jean Tschumi: Architecture at Full Scale