Lyman S. Reed photographs

Advertisement for Philip Morris cigarettes of a man in a red dinner jacket in the background and ... Two men's shirts, one folded, and three neckties arranged geometrically. Mr. Johnson fixing a motor on his living room floor. The Johnson family posing on their back patio. Mrs. Johnson and her daughter washing dishes in the kitchen. Mrs. Johnson reading a magazine while Mr. Johnson is on a typewriter in the next room. Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen while her four children eat at the bar and dining table. A man and woman surrounded by candles hanging in their candle shop. A man making candles in his candle shop. Two men standing at the counter of a lapidary shop with display cases filled with rocks, equipmen... Two hands holding a pencil to a lapidary chart. Eight men working at desks in the drawing office at Century Engineers. A woman wiring an object at a work station at Century Engineers. Four men standing near a missile-shaped object suspended outside behind Century Engineers. The Tishman building at 3440 Wilshire Boulevard. Ground level tenant signs include: Walter N. Mar... The front of the Art Center School with a car parked behind the sign and fountain. The elevated walkway at the CBS TV studios. The buildings at Marineland. The buildings at Marineland. The buildings at Marineland.
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Lyman S. Reed photographs


  • circa 1955 (Creation)


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(1930 September 22 -)

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Lyman S. Reed (PHOT 1956) was born on September 22, 1930 in Brazos, Texas. He earned a degree in Architecture from Texas A&M before attending the Art Center School. He served in the US Air Force and from 1962 to 1998, was a principal in the architecture firm Reed & Clements of Texas City, Texas.

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The Lyman S. Reed photographs are his work while he was a Photography student at the Art Center School in the 1950s. This comprehensive collection covers assignments such as portraiture, food, advertising, exposure, and texture. Because Reed had an interest in architecture, he photographed quite a few office buildings and mid-century residences. The projects are completed brochures and assignments he presented for critique in class. Also in this collection are a few objects used by Reed while a Photography student, including his exposure meter and film holders.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.).

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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