“Design for a House”

Emilio Terry y Sanchez (1890-1969)
France, undated
Black ink, pen, wash on paper laid down on card
Bequest of Emilio Terry y Sanchez, 1970
Inv. 47773.53
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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The architect, decorator, landscapist and designer of gardens and objects, Emilio Terry donated a rich collection of maquettes, drawings and sketchbooks to the Musée des Arts décoratifs. This group represents many drawn variations on the theme of the plan and façade of the ideal house as well as imaginary fantasy constructions. Emilio Terry draws from the repertoire of the whimsical and capricious and integrates architecture into the landscape.