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A Chicago construction

A Chicago construction

Part of

People

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

Title

A Chicago construction

Dates of creation

1981-1983

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 10 drawings
  • 5 photographs

Scope and Content

The project series documents the installation "A Chicago Construction" realized at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Chicago, in 1982. The project series includes conceptual drawings, presentation drawings and photographs of the completed installation.

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1981.D3

Location

Chicago Illinois United States

Language of material

Documents in English, with French.

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    • Reference Number: DR1985:0049-0049
    • Title: Sketch of the installation, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR1985:0050-0050
    • Title: Sketch of the installation, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • 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

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 15 x 22 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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 / SODRAC (2013)

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    • Reference Number: DR1985:0051-0051
    • Title: Sketches and notes for the installation, Toronto construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • 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

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

    Location:

    Toronto Ontario 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: DR1994:0023
    • Title: An exterior view of a Chicago construction, Chicago, Illinois
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28.0 x 35.3 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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

    Folder Number:

    DR1994:0023

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0024
    • Title: Exterior view of a Chicago construction, Chicago, Illinois
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 43.5 x 60.5 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR1994:0025
    • Title: Detail view of a Chicago construction, Chicago, Illinois
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 40.5 x 50.7 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR1994:0026:001
    • Title: Photograph of interior views of A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20.3 x 25.3 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR1994:0026:002
    • Title: Photograph of interior views of A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20.3 x 25.3 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR2007:0084:007
    • Title: Sketches and a presentation drawing for the project, "A Chicago construction"
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 43 x 28 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR2007:0084:008
    • Title: Sketches of the installation, A Toronto construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21.5 × 14 cm sheet (largest): 21.5 × 35.5 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: DR2012:0012:035
    • Title: Sketches and axonometric drawings, A Chicago Construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Includes sketches and axonometric drawings for the project "A Chicago Construction", 1981-1982. One sketch appears to be a design development drawing for a finished piece - "A Chicago Construction, 1982" (DR1984:1577).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35.7 × 43.5 cm sheet (largest): 76.5 × 135 cm

    Physical Description:

    Rolled.

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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: DR2012:0012:075:001:005
    • Title: Sketch of the installation, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 12,6 × 20,2 cm (4 15/16 × 7 15/16 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: DR2012:0012:075:002
    • Title: Installation plans, installation views, and reproduction of press clippings, A Chicago Construction
    • Dates of creation: 1981
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Box containing printouts with annotations related to the folliwing project:
    - A Chicago construction (14 printouts, 13 transparencies, 7 drawings);
    - Front page constructions (8 printouts).

    Original box included two self-stick notes inscribed in graphite:
    ARCHIVAL MATERIAL A CHICAGO CONSTRUCTION, and DOCUMENTATION.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 box(es)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 reprographic copies
    • 13 photographic materials
    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21,4 × 35,3 cm (8 7/16 × 13 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 41,2 × 51,2 cm (16 1/4 × 20 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: DR2012:0012:077:001:007
    • Title: Sketchbook, newspaper clippings, photograph of the installation and sketches, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1983
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing a spiral-bound sketchbook, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and sketches. Also includes material related to the installation "A Piece off the Wall" at the John Weber Gallery.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 68 drawings
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 14,5 × 7,5 cm (5 11/16 × 2 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 27,8 × 21,4 cm (10 15/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Related units of description:

    • For more material related to the installation "A Piece off the Wall", see also the project series AP041.S1.1979.D4.
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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:077:001:008
    • Title: Newspaper clippings, notes, photograph, and sketches, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982-1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes also material related to the project:
    - A Quebec construction;
    - German series 1.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 129 drawings
    • 4 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 7,4 × 14,6 cm (2 15/16 × 5 3/4 in.) sheet (largest): 21,5 × 35,3 cm (8 7/16 × 13 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Related units of description:

    • This file contains material related to other project. For more material related to them, see also: AP041.S1.1981.D1 The German Series and AP041.S1.1989.D1 A Québec Construction.
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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:078:001
    • Title: Program of the exhibition showing the installation, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing multiple copies of the program for Melvin Charney's exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Original folder inscribed in graphite: MUSEUM OF CONT. ART CHICAGO, 1982.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 textual documents

    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: DR2012:0012:078:006
    • Title: Correspondence, invoices, photographs, and waybills, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1979-1985
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English, including correspondence (including 1 telegram), invoices, photographs, and waybills related to A Chicago construction. Original folder inscribed in graphite: MUSEUM OF CONT ART / CHICAGO, and MAY-OCTOBER 1982

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.03 l.m. of textual records
    • 2 photographs

    Dimensions:

    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: DR2012:0012:078:007
    • Title: Notes, and press materials, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982, 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English, including notes, press materials related to A Chicago construction. Original folder inscribed in graphite: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO, 1982.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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: DR2012:0015:033
    • Title: Photograph of the installation, A Chicago Construction
    • Dates of creation: circa 1982
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Panel of A Chicago construction outside the original location of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 panel(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 91,5 × 1,1 × 129,5 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: DR1984:1577-1577
    • Title: Presentation drawing of the installation, A Chicago construction
    • Dates of creation: 1982
    • Form: drawings

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 work of art

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 76 x 57 cm

    Location:

    Chicago Illinois United States

    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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