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L. Garth Huxtable papers.

Huxtable, L. Garth creator.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2013.M.2 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    L. Garth Huxtable papers.
  • Variant Title: Garth Huxtable papers.
  • Author/Creator: Huxtable, L. Garth creator.
  • Creation Date: 1913-2012
  • Biographical/Historical Note: L. Garth Huxtable (1911-1989) was an industrial designer working from the 1930s to the 1970s. In 1942 he married Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman), the acclaimed New York Times architecture critic. Throughout his career Huxtable worked on a wide variety of project types; however, his most extensive work was with designing tools, cookware, and tableware.
  • Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series I. Project files, 1928-2012, undated; Series II. Resource materials, 1913-1976, undated; Series III. Miscellaneous professional and personal papers, 1917-2002.
  • Physical Desc.: 109 linear feet (75 boxes, 24 flatfile folders, 6 rolls).
  • Summary: The L. Garth Huxtable papers include materials comprising his decades-long career in the field of industrial design. Huxtable's contribution to American product design is well represented in Series I, which includes blueprints, drawings, sketches, renderings, photographs, models and product samples. This series spans most of the projects Huxtable worked on during his career including the designer's notable long-term project work with the Millers Falls Tool company from 1948, and his Four Seasons Restaurant service designs from 1958.
    Huxtable's resource materials found in Series II include instruments that facilitated his drawing practice, including rulers, French curves, stencils, templates, calipers, and technical guides. Also included in this series are typography guides that were integral to the design and arrangement of printed text. Color sample books and subject files, which Huxtable compiled on various themes are also included in this series.
    Series III comprises Huxtable's general professional papers including work records, writing, and portfolio materials; publicity clippings; and negatives he used for promotional one sheets. Personal papers include diaries, a sketchbook, paintings and photographs. General personal and business correspondence is also found in this series.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Gift of Ada Louise Huxtable and L. Garth Huxtable.
  • Form/Genre: Models (representations)
    Design drawings
    Drawing instruments
    Technical drawings
    Photographs, Original
    Gelatin silver prints
    Chromogenic color prints
    Black-and-white negatives
    Color slides
  • Subjects: Huxtable, L. Garth Four Seasons (Restaurant) Millers Falls Company Industrial design
  • Contributors: Huxtable, Ada Louise, contributor.
  • ID/Accession Number: 3011-342
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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