Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

3-1980

Description

Pictured is a side view of the famous Weizmann House in Rehovot, Israel. It was built for the first president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann and his wife and has since been the official home of the country’s presidents. The house was designed with the international style and has a modern feel to it. It is very simplistically constructed and includes a courtyard that is seemingly enclosed on all four sides. The front face of the house makes this enclosure seem unreal due to its openness and overall unity with outside world. This was what designer Erich Mendelsohn had in mind for this structure when he was designing it.

Notes

http://www.gemsinisrael.com/e_article000012010.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weizmann_House

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1887-1953

Creator 2 Role

Designer

Subject Headings

Housing -- Israel -- Rehovot; Dwellings -- Israel -- Rehovot; The Weizmann House (Rehovot, Israel);

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Rehovot

Keywords

Weizmann House, Rehovot, Israel, dwellings, homes

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