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Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy

Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy

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People

  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • Tom Muirhead (creator)
  • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • Tom Muirhead (architect)
  • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy

Dates of creation

1989-1993

Level of archival description

File 91

Extent and Medium

  • 217 drawings (including 152 reprographic copies)
  • approximatively 341 photographic materials
  • 0.11 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 model

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a bookshop for the Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy. The scheme, located in the Giardini di Castello, was designed by the office of James Stirling, Michael Wilford Associates in association with the architect Thomas Muirhead, and the firm Building Project. Material in this file was produced between 1989 and 1993.

File contains some early conceptual drawings, and several design development and presentation drawings. Photographic materials include views of Italian vernacular architecture by architect Norbert Heyers, views of the completed building by photographer Dida Biggi and of the presentation model by John Donat Photography. Textual documents include correspondence with Francesco Dal Co, director of La Biennale di Venezia, Settore Architettura in 1991, and reprographic copies of working drawings. File also contains a presentation model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D91

Arrangement

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

Location

Venice Italy

Language of material

Documents are in English and Italian, with some in German.

Related units of description

  • See also AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P15, AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P8, AP140.S2.SS3.D14 and AP140.S2.SS4.D11 related to this project, including photographs and slides.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P1
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, details, axonometrics and perspectives, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 30 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm

    Physical Description:

    Stapled.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0363

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P2
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections and details, including for structure and roof, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 29 x 44 cm (11 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0364

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P3
    • Title: Rendered axonometrics for Biennale Bookshop building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 40 x 36 cm (15 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.) sheet (largest): 41 x 40 cm (16 1/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P4
    • Title: Rendered plan, elevation and section, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 25 x 49 cm (9 13/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P5
    • Title: Site plans, floor plan, elevations and sections, some rendered, axonometrics, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 15 x 19 cm sheet (largest): 40 x 59 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P6
    • Title: Rendered axonometrics, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 44 x 42 cm

    Physical Description:

    Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P7
    • Title: Site plan, Biennale bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1991
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • Tom Muirhead (architect)
    • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 44,5 x 83,2 cm

    Physical Description:

    This drawing was removed from the exhibition mat in which it was originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0365

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P8
    • Title: Project presentation texts, site plans, plan, section and axonometrics, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 119 x 85 cm (46 7/8 x 33 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0370

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P9
    • Title: Views of structure, building site and completed building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 100 photographic materials

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P10
    • Title: Views of completed building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 50 photographs

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P11
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 40 photographic materials

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P12
    • Title: Views of drawings, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 50 reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P13
    • Title: Views of model, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 40 photographic materials

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P14
    • Title: Views of Italian vernacular architecture, of building site and of completed building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 50 photographs

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P15
    • Title: Views of completed building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 50 photographs

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P16
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings including early sketch and schematic site plans, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approx. 70 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 35 x 29 x 8 cm (13 3/4 x 11 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P17
    • Title: Reprographic copies of working drawings, specifications, binders of correspondence, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    reprographic copies of working drawings, specifications, binders of correspondence, some relating to exhibition of Biennale Bookshop project at Fondazione A. Masieri in 1991 and to maintenance works for Biennale Bookshop building after James Stirling's death, some correspondence with Francesco Dal Co, director of La Biennale di Venezia, Settore Architettura in 1991, photographs of the Giardini di Castello site, clippings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.03 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P18
    • Title: Axonometrics, including for early alternative schemes for Biennale Bookshop, for publication purposes, some sketches, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 18 x 21 cm (7 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 22 x 30 cm (8 11/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0371

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P19
    • Title: Clippings, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P20
    • Title: Correspondence, including with Francesco Dal Co, director of La Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 29 x 35 x 8 cm (11 7/16 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P21
    • Title: Correspondence, including account of Biennale Bookshop project by Tom Muirhead, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Also includes reprographic copies of working drawings, notes, minutes, clippings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.06 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P22
    • Title: Presentation model, Biennale bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: 1989 - 1991
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Igor Silic (model maker)
    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • Tom Muirhead (architect)
    • Building Project St. Tec. Ass. (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model

    Dimensions:

    model (largest, approx): 36,7 x 42,2 x 14,2 cm cover (largest): 15 x 44 x 16 cm

    Physical Description:

    Model composed of a base and a cover.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P23
    • Title: View of completed building, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 122 x 122 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D91.P24
    • Title: Reprographic copies of presentation drawings for alternative schemes, Biennale Bookshop, Venice, Italy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1993
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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