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Born and of California at Berkeley, York City and the Art Yor/cerchronicled a restless ated from high school the way. mystery It is Institute of and thirty, 1894 in in in Blue Earth, Minnesota, architecture from the University Chicago. " France helped Deskey to narrow enrolled at the Ecole de of New was office jobs was art along accidental. "The all, for either that of an to was that of 25 focus on interior design. his Grande Chaumiere la The should ever have designed anything at Deskey's connection with a sound and energetic American League began when he gradu- peripatetic lifestyle, which 1912, taking any in that this particular trips to America.
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1 1 p. in 20, 1929, p. 211 1 27 1 XI II 1 K SS 1 Right "The Architect and the Industrial Arts, " The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork, 1929 formal portrait of 8 of the 9 participants (John Wellborn Root missing); standing: Schoen, and Ely Raymond M. Hood, Eugene Jacques Kahn; seated. Ralph Walker, Armistead Fitzhugh, Solon, Eliel T. Saarinen, Leon V. and Joseph Urban (photo The Metropolitan Museum of Art) sugkim^tsi * Right "The Architect and the Industrial Arts, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork, 1929 informal photograph of 8 of the 9 participants (John Wellborn Root missing); standing: Ralph T Walker, Armistead and Joseph Urban, seated: Eugene Schoen, Raymond M.