Oral history interview with Elizabeth Close
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Elizabeth Scheu Close was born in Austria. She completed her studies in the United States. She and Winston Close established an architecture practice in Minnesota and worked on many projects including University Grove. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: June 26, 2000: Early life; Austria; early influences; education; design of childhood home; guest book; experiences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; practicing architecture in Minnesota; Art Today house; modern design; University Grove work; maintaining personal life while working; furniture design; Adolf Loos; her mother's translation work; music; models; special features. September 25, 2000: Skywater; original owners; site; design; budget; structure; building materials; fireplaces; roofing; furniture; materials used in unusual ways; refrigeration without electricity; andirons; trellises; magical quality. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: These video interviews are two in a series of oral history interviews with Elizabeth Scheu Close. A transcript of the complete series is cataloged separately in the library. The videos contain interviews with Elizabeth Scheu Close as well as footage of several of her projects. The interview portions have been transcribed and a video log is available of the project scenes is available in the Oral History Office.
Quantity 4 hours videocassette
4 hours sound cassette
22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:54:58 running time
Creation Interviewee: Close, Elizabeth Scheu
Interviewer: Hession, Jane King
Made in Falcon Heights, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Made in Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin, United States
Subjects Made in Falcon Heights, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Made in Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin, United States
Dates Creation: 06/26/2000 - 09/25/2000
(Iinterviews conducted 6/26/2000 and 9/25/2000.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 95
Accession Number AV2002.160
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