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Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990

Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990

Part of

People

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

Title

Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990

Dates of creation

1991

Level of archival description

Subseries

Extent and Medium

  • 0.10 l.m. of textual records
  • 91 drawings (including 87 reprographic copies)

Scope and Content

The sub-series documents Melvin Charney’s solo exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990", originally held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 1991. The exhibition presents Melvin Charney works from 1975 to 1990 with his drawings, photographs and installations showing Charney's artistic process. It includes correspondence, exhibition plans, printouts of artworks, notes, press clippings, and invitation list to exhibition related events.

Reference Number

AP041.S3.SS06

Language of material

Documents in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:085:001
    • Title: Notes and galleries plans related to exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: circa 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Bound volume containing printouts of artworks, sketches, a photocopied floorplan of the CCA galleries with annotations in graphite and red ink, and notes related to the exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records
    • 79 reprographic copies
    • 4 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 27,7 × 21,4 cm (10 7/8 × 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: DR2012:0012:085:002
    • Title: Printouts of artworks related to exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: circa 1991
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing colour printouts related to the exhibition, Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990
    .

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: CCA: PARABLES...ALLEGORIES 1990-91

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 27,7 × 21,3 cm (10 7/8 × 8 3/8 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: DR2012:0012:092:006
    • Title: Press clippings related to exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: 1991-1992
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English and French, including magazine clippings, and photocopies of newspaper clippings related to the exhibition, Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: CCA EXHIBITION

    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: DR2012:0012:092:008
    • Title: Correspondence and consignment forms related to exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: 1991-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English and French, including correspondence and consignment forms related to the exhibition Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: CCA BOOK 1991 CONSEINMENT [sic] LISTS / +MATERIALS

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 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: DR2012:0012:092:009
    • Title: Correspondence, invitations lists, and interview transcripts related to exhibition "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in French (predominant) and English, including correspondence, invitations lists, and interview transcripts related to the exhibition, Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: CCA: PARABLES...ALLEG 1990-1991 - MEDIA

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.04 l.m of textual records

    Physical Description:

    Contains thermal faxes that can fade with time.

    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: DR2012:0012:092:010
    • Title: Correspondence, exhibition descriptions, and newsletters related to "Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney, 1975-1990"
    • Dates of creation: 1986, 1990-1992
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English (predominant) and French, including correspondence, exhibition descriptions, and newsletters related to the exhibition, Parables and other allegories: the work of Melvin Charney 1975-1990.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: CCA: "PARABLES & OTHER ALLEGORIES": EXHIBITIONS VENUES.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Physical Description:

    Contains thermal faxes that can fade with time.

    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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