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Pliny on my mind

Pliny on my mind

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People

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

Title

Pliny on my mind

Dates of creation

1983

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 13 drawings

Scope and Content

This project series documents an executed project for an installation conceived for the exhibition "The Villas of Pliny and Classical Architecture in Montréal" (or entitled "Les villas de Pline et les éléments classiques dans l'architecture de Montréal" in French) at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, in 1983. The exhibition was curated by Pierre du Prey and realized in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture. The project series includes a conceptual sketch, a presentation drawing and two photographs by Brian Merrett of the completed installation.

Material in this series is also identify this installation as "Villas de Pline".

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1983.D2

Location

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Related units of description

  • Material related to the exhibition "The Villas of Pliny and Classical Architecture in Montréal" at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal can also be found in the Pierre du Prey fonds (AP133).

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    • Reference Number: DR1985:0053-0053
    • Title: Sketch of the installation, Pliny on my mind
    • Dates of creation: 1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28 x 21 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: DR2012:0012:006:002
    • Title: Axonometric view of the installation, Pliny on my mind
    • Dates of creation: October 1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 91.5 × 121 cm

    Physical Description:

    Rolled.

    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: DR2012:0012:026
    • Title: Plans and elevations of the installation, Pliny on my mind
    • Dates of creation: September 1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Consists of plans and elevations for a project titled "Installation: Les Villas de Pline: M.M.F.A". Material was originally housed in a tube labelled "Villas of Pliny 1983".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 61.3 × 92.7 cm sheet (largest): 91.5 × 115.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    Rolled.

    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: DR2012:0012:046:012
    • Title: Plans of the installation, Pliny on my mind
    • Dates of creation: September 1983
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Consists of plans with titles including "Les Villas of Pline" and "Installation: Les Villas de Pline: M.M.F.A". They are presumed to be related to the project Villas of Pliny, 1983.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 93.4 × 114 cm

    Physical Description:

    Rolled.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    041-003-002R

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