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Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France

Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France

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People

  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France

Dates of creation

1989-1990

Level of archival description

File 88

Extent and Medium

  • 615 drawings (including 79 reprographic copies)
  • 0.08 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.13 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for the Bibliothèque de France, in Paris, France. Material in this file was produced between 1989 and 1990.

File contains reference drawings, several conceptual and design development drawings, as well as presentation drawings. Photographic materials include views of a presentation model by John Donat Photography. File also contains textual records and a presentation model.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D88

Arrangement

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

Location

Paris France

Language of material

Documents are in French and English.

Related units of description

  • See also AP140.S2.SS1.D107.P1 for more material related to this project.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P1
    • Title: Views of presentation model, aerial photographs, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    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.D88.P2
    • Title: Views of drawings, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    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.D88.P3
    • Title: Views of drawings, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    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.D88.P4
    • Title: Clippings, correspondence, including some relating to exhibition of competition entries, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Also includes reprographic copies of drawings, architects' report, notes, financial records, competition programme including reprographic copies, maps and photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.1 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P5
    • Title: Plan, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet (largest): 9 x 9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0326

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P6
    • Title: Maps, aerial views, site plans, sections, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 67 x 169 cm (26 3/8 x 66 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0337

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P7
    • Title: Schematic plans, elevations, sections, views of presentation model and some textual records, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 31 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0337

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P8
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and interior and exterior perspectives, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 36 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23 x 23 cm (9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.) sheet (largest): 60 x 43 cm (23 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0333

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P9
    • Title: Maps, schematic plans and sections, rendered area diagrams, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.) sheet (largest): 52 x 59 cm (20 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0333

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P10
    • Title: Architects' reports, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • 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.D88.P11
    • Title: Cadastral maps, site sections, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 roll

    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.D88.P12
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings for alternative schemes, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 27

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes also several sketch and schematic site plans, sections, axonometrics, elevations, perspectives, area diagrams, several rendered, including sketches on paper napkin

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Extent and Medium:

    • 230 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12 x 30 cm (4 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 21 x 59 cm (8 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0327

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P13
    • Title: Area diagrams, sketch and schematic site plans and axonometrics, several rendered, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 13

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 16 x 42 cm (6 5/16 x 16 9/16 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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P14
    • Title: Area diagrams, sketch and schematic site plans, site axonometrics, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Also includes some sections and a few perspectives for alternative schemes, several rendered

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 208 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 11 x 19 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 42 x 30 cm (16 9/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0328

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P15
    • Title: Site plans, elevations, section, axonometric, textual records, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0329

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P16
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevations, and sections, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 23 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 60 x 85 cm (23 5/8 x 33 7/16 in.) sheet (largest): 84 x 119 cm (33 1/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0332

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P17
    • Title: Architects' report, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • 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

    Folder Number:

    140-0332

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P18
    • Title: Architects' report, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    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

    Folder Number:

    140-0334

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P19
    • Title: Views of presentation model for report, Bibliothèque de France Competition, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: circa 1989-1990
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 x 42 cm (11 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0339

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P20
    • Title: Presentation model, Bibliothèque de France, Paris, France
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Kandor Modelmakers Limited (model maker)
    • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sie model.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 38 x 122 x 123 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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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