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Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec

Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec

Part of

People

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

Title

Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec

Dates of creation

1976

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 8 drawings
  • 2 collages
  • 3 photographs
  • 1 photomontage
  • 1 photocollage

Scope and Content

Les Maisons de la Rue Sherbrooke was both a site-specific installation/construction for Corrid’Art (1976), commissioned by the Programme art et culture, XXIe Olympiade, and a series of drawings and constructed photographs. The installation consisted of the construction of two full-sized facades of 19th century greystone town houses out of rough plywood and pipe scaffolding. The facades were erected in a vacant lot on Rue Sherbrooke, and mirrored the townhouses which still stood on the opposite side of the intersection. The constructed photographs of the same name, and also The Site, Les Maisons, 1976 and The Site Altered, Les Maisons, 1976, depict an intersection in which one side of the street mirrors the other perfectly. By reprinting the photograph, reversed and superimposed on itself, Charney fills a vacant lot with a suggestion of its past. One week after the installation of Les Maisons de la Rue Sherbrooke municipal authorities of the City of Montreal ordered it to be destroyed. Demolition began the night of July 13, 1976.

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1976.D1

Arrangement

Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.

Location

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Language of material

English, French, German

Related units of description

  • For more materials related to the exhibition "Corridart" (1976) curated by Melvin Charney, see also AP041.S3.SS02.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1984:1568
    • Title: Explanatory panel for the installation "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke"
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

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

    Description:

    Includes three montages of photographs, a reprographic copy and typewritten text with colored pencil, graphite and ink with white paint. An explanatory panel for the installation "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke" and "Les éléments de la rue", Corridart Exhibition, Montréal, 1976.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41.5 x 52.6 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

    Related units of description:

    • This document is also related to the exhibition by "Corridart" during which the installation by Melvin Charney "Les maison de le rue Sherbrooke" was presented. For more material related to this exhibition see also AP041.S3.SS02.

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1984:1569-1569
    • Title: Photograph "The site altered... les maisons de la rue", Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40 × 51 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC (2015)

    Folder Number:

    DR1984:1569

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1984:1570-1570
    • Title: Photograph "The site... les maisons de la rue", Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40 × 51 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC (2015)

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1984:1571-1571
    • Title: Artwork "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke", Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 work of art

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 43 x 57 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:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC

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    • Reference Number: DR1987:0333-0333
    • Title: Photomontage "The site altered... les maisons de la rue", Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (role unspecified)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20 x 26 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1987:0335-0339
    • Title: Isometric view, elevations, and site plans, Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (role unspecified)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 65 x 90 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    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: DR1987:0340-0340
    • Title: Elevations and section of columns, Les maison de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (role unspecified)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    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: DR1987:0341-0341
    • Title: Isometric view, and sketches, Les maison de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (role unspecified)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    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: DR1994:0017-0017
    • Title: View of the installation of Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    A view of the installation for the Corridart project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40 x 50 cm

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Melvin Charney/SODRAC

    Folder Number:

    DR1994:0017

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • DR1994:0017
      • "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke", Montréal, Canada, as part of Melbin Charney's project file "Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke (Corridart)"
      • Form: photographs
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    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:004:001-001
    • Title: Study for the installation, Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 45.6 x 61.7 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: DR2012:0012:066
    • Title: Photographs of the installation, Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains the following photographs, matted:
    - The site... les maisons de la rue;
    - The site altered... les maisons de la rue.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 35,4 × 48,7 cm (13 15/16 × 19 3/16 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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    • Reference Number: DR2000:0004:004:002-003
    • Title: Plans of scaffolding, Les maisons de la rue Sherbrooke
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest); 31.7 x 22.0 cm sheet (largest): 46.0 x 61.0 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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