|Edward G. Robinson with some of his prized art works. Photograph from LIFE magazine online digital archive.|
|New art gallery at the south end of the house has skylights set into its peaked roof. Courtesy of Google Maps.|
|Samuel Marx's clean modern design for the interior of Edward G. Robinson's art gallery.|
|Color photograph of Robinson's art gallery published in the March 1, 1948 issue of LIFE magazine (page 66).|
|Marx's cross-section through the new art gallery. Image from Ultramodern: Samuel Marx by Liz O'Brien.|
|Use of fossil stone is consistent and considered: surrounding entry, fireplace and free standing partitions.|
In some ways the design suggests Louis I. Kahn's later design for Fort Worth's Kimball Art Museum.
|Louis I. Kahn's Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas at captured in a photograph posted on Flickr by tim_buk2.|
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I'll be giving a talk on the Morton May House in Saint Louis designed by Samuel Marx this Sunday 26 September 2010 at 3pm. The slide talk will be held at Landmarks Association of Saint Louis.
My talk is part of a series on mid-century modern architecture being held this fall. Reservations are required as the talks are quite popular and only 50 people can be accommodated.