Preservation Magazine, Winter 2016

By The Numbers: Digital Modernism

With its open layout, stone and glass walls, and grid pattern of skylights, the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana, represents the Modernist aesthetic of the 1950s. Now, this collaborative work by architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley has taken a leap into the digital era. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) recently completed a comprehensive digitization of the house’s extensive documents. Here are some of the facts and figures about the Millers, their home, and the IMA’s free online archive. See the results at: imamuseum.org/DocumentingModernLiving

The Miller House and Garden Digital Archive infographic
The Miller House and Garden Digital Archive infographic

Katharine Keane is a former editorial assistant at Preservation Magazine. She enjoys getting lost in new cities, reading the plaques at museums, and discovering the next great restaurant.

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