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Bibliothèque de France Competition

Bibliothèque de France Competition

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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

Dates of creation

1989-1990

Level of archival description

File 88

Extent and Medium

  • 536 drawings
  • 79 reprographic copies
  • 2 photographs
  • 1 roll
  • 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

Location

Paris France

Language of material

Documents are in French and English.

Related units of description

  • Textual records AP140.S2.SS1.D107.P1 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D88.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P1
    • Title: Views of presentation model, aerial photographs
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 l.m.

    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
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 l.m.

    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
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,04 l.m.

    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
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    clippings, correspondence, including some relating to exhibition of competition entries, reprographic copies of drawings, architects' report, notes, financial records, competition programme including reprographic copies, maps and photographs

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,1 l.m.

    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.P6
    • Title: Maps, aerial views, site plans, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    31 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    36 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies, montage

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Mostly reprographic copies with coloured pencil

    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
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 27

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    conceptual and design development drawings for alternative schemes, including several sketch and schematic site plans, sections, axonometrics, elevations, perspectives, area diagrams, several rendered, including sketches on paper napkin

    Quantity / Object type:

    230 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil and graphite, some with correction fluid, some translucent paper overlays

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 13

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil

    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

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P14
    • Title: Area diagrams, sketch and schematic site plans, site axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    area diagrams, sketch and schematic site plans, site axonometrics, some sections and a few perspectives for alternative schemes, several rendered

    Quantity / Object type:

    208 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper and translucent paper, reprographic copies, some enhanced with coloured pencil, ink and graphite

    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
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    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, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, montage

    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
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    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
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0334

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D88.P19
    • Title: Views of presentation model for report
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints mounted on paper

    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.P5
    • Title: Plan
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    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.P20
    • Title: Bibliothèque de France, Paris, France: presentation model
    • Dates of creation: 1989
    • Form: models

    People:

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

    Description:

    site model

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Paint, wood, moulded plastic and metal

    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

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