Model of stained glass window for American Airlines terminal window at JFK Airport [art original].

Title: 
Model of stained glass window for American Airlines terminal window at JFK Airport [art original].
Author/Artist: 
Sowers, Robert.
Description: 
1 watercolor : col. ; 5 x 52 cm
Format of Material: 
Prints & Drawings
Bib ID: 
111452
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Flat Files
Call Number: 
Unit 6, Drawer 1
Notes: 
Small scale watercolor model of JFK airport terminal window, created for opening of American Airlines terminal 8 at then Idlewild Airport in 1960.
The window was completed for $14 million dollars and includes 900 panels and 30,000 tiles of red, sapphire, purple, and white. The actual window is 317 feet long by 23 feet high. At the time of its installation, it was believed to have been the largest stained glass window in the world.
Robert Sowers was one of the first stained glass art designers to incorporate stained glass in a secular building.
Displayed in the exhibition titled "Drawings for American stained glass" held at the Rakow Research Library from May 17-December 31, 2010.
Object/Material Note: 
Published in Crafting modernism: 124232, p. 264-265 (top, fig. 12.8).