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Walking stiffs

Walking stiffs

Part of

People

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

Title

Walking stiffs

Dates of creation

1993

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records¨
  • 107 drawings (including 12 reprographic copies)

Scope and Content

Project series documents Melvin Charney’s artistic series entitled "Walking stiffs" and includes textual records, sketches, and photographic materials.

Reference Number

AP041.S1.1993.D2

Language of material

Documents in English and French.

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:063:007
    • Title: Assorted newspaper clippings, notes, and sketches, Walking stiffs
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1984, 1991-2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Assorted newspaper clippings in English (predominant) and French, notes, and sketches. Includes the following original divisions:
    - Walking Harlem; Manhattan series;
    - Québec dictionnaire; Geometric ruins; Series #8;
    - Lenin’s tomb continued;
    - Parable series, 1990-1992;
    - Running/walking stiffs;
    - Monuments;
    - People/refugees carrying away cities;
    - Group photos as cities;
    - Displaced cities; Situationists updated;
    - [Untitled];
    - Series: group photo in collective form;
    - Series: Walking stiffs; Factory stiffs; Laid off; Particular pieces of factories;
    - Dictionnaire series: Rust belt; Abandoned cities;
    - Dictionnaire, misc.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: ARTWORK SERIES RUNNING STIFFS MISC. MONUMENTS.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records
    • 12 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19,2 × 16,2 cm (7 9/16 × 6 3/8 in.) sheet (largest): 43 × 35,5 cm (16 15/16 × 14 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 project "Un dictionnaire..." see also AP041.S1.1970.D2. And for material related to the project "Parable series" see also AP041.S1.1990.D3.

    Folder Number:

    041-009-002

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:070:002
    • Title: Conceptual drawings, Walking stiffs
    • Dates of creation: 1998-1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing conceptual drawings (photocopies and originals) related to the Walking stiffs project.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: WALKING STIFFS

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 12 reprographic copies
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 15,1 × 10 cm (5 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.) sheet (laargest): 27,8 × 21,5 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

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:075:001:002
    • Title: Newspaper clippings, sketches, and photograph, Walking stiffs
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1993
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Assorted documents in French, including newspaper clippings, sketches, and a transparency related to the Walking Stiffs project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 19 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest, irreg.): 3,3 × 37,7 cm (1 5/16 × 14 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 27,7 × 42,9 cm (10 7/8 × 16 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

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:077:001:009
    • Title: Sketches and notes, Walking stiffs
    • Dates of creation: 1992-1994
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing sketches and notes related to the Walking Stiffs project. Further investigation required for confirmation of other projects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 62 drawings
    • 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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