Aspects of Architecture: The Prints of John Taylor Arms

John Taylor Arms:
Apr 14, 2012 - Jul 31, 2012
Eisenberg Gallery

John Taylor Arms (1887–1953), an American etcher who specialized in the depiction of architecture, created prints that astonished viewers with his extraordinary skill in capturing detail. Originally an architect and a great admirer of Gothic architecture, Arms began in 1923 his ambitious project of documenting Europe's major churches through a series of prints. Selected from the Zimmerli’s collection, this exhibition features 26 prints dating between 1919 and 1940. Highlights include remarkable prints of the cathedrals of Chartres and Rouen, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame in Paris; exquisite architectural views of Venice; charming glimpses of picturesque Italian and French towns; and the skyline of New York City as it was in 1935.

Organized by Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings

John Taylor Arms
In Memoriam, Chartres Cathedral, 1939
Etching
Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers 
Gift of the Raymond V. Carpenter Estate