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Une histoire

Une histoire

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People

  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (draughtsman)
  • Melvin Charney (photographer)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

Title

Une histoire

Dates of creation

1975-1978

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 34 photographic materials
  • 8 drawings

Scope and Content

UNE HISTOIRE is a project consisting of photographs, photomontages, drawings and a wooden sculpture. A photograph of a worker’s house near a pulp mill in Trois-Rivières became the focus of the series. In an attempt to understand the architecture of that house, and how industrialization was being reflected in the architecture of Québec, Charney went to visit the house in 1974, only to find it had already been torn down. Charney photographed its surroundings and tried to reproduce its likeness in drawings. Unsatisfied with the results, he built a wooden sculpture (UNE HISTOIRE…Le trésor de Trois-Rivières, 1975), a replica of the house, in an attempt to fully “know” and understand the structure.

Source: Melvin Charney: Oeuvres 1970-1979. Montréal Musée d’art contemporain. (p. 29-36)

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1975.D1

Language of material

Documents are in English and French, with additional German.

Related units of description

  • For material related the press coverage and the promotion of this project can also be found under the series AP041.S5.D1 Press coverage, as well as some photographs under AP041.S6.D2 Photographic materials.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR2007:0084:001
    • Title: Sketches, "Une histoire"
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 13.6 × 27.8 cm sheet (largest): 21.5 × 27.8 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dr. Dara Alexandra Charney/
    Gift of Dr. Dara Alexandra Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2007:0086:001
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Une histoire
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    Description:

    Photographs of the installation, photographs mounted on a rigid cardboard related to "Une histoire... scénarisation". Each is numbered in order, 1A to 10A and 1B to 10B. Also includes a plan on how to mount on the cardboard.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 photographic materials
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20 x 25.5 cm sheet (largest): 40 x 27 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2007:0086:004
    • Title: Photocollage of the the installation of a sculpture called "Le trésor de Trois-Rivières", part of the project "Une histoire... Scénarisation"
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (artist)
    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photographic material

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40,1 × 27 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

    Copyright:

    © Melvin Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2007:0086:005
    • Title: Installation plan, Une histoire...
    • Dates of creation: 1977
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (draughtsman)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27,8 x 21,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Melvin Charney/
    Gift of Melvin Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:073:002
    • Title: No title
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Consists of four panels. Originally held in a box labelled: PHOTO PANELS/DOCUMENTATION: UNE HISTOIRE. Also includes self-stick notes inscribed in graphite: A TORONTO CONSTRUCTION PANELS

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 panel(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographic materials

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 40,4 × 50,5 × 0,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:073:003
    • Title: No title
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Six panels related to the Une histoire... project. Originally held in a box labelled: PHOTO PANELS - UNE HISTOIRE...

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 panel(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 photographic materials

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 40,3 × 50,5 × 0,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:075:001:004
    • Title: Photograph of Melvin Charney's studio wall during the Une histoire... series
    • Dates of creation: circa 1975
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (photographer)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 39 × 48,9 cm (15 3/8 × 19 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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